Thoughts on the Audi, great race engine, great car engine!
In a sport where 10% better fuel economy might be one less pit stop it means the world!
In a boat where a 10% saving in fuel based on the what 30 hours a year you put on your boat equates to what in dollars - take it out to 30% fuel savings and run your boat 50 hours a year!
You won't keep the boat long enough to make the $80,000 extra it cost you back and if you were repowering with those things I'm guessing it will cost you close to $175,000 by the time your done. If someone gave you the fuel it still wouldn't work - LOL!
If you read my rants and I'll admit I rant, I never despell there are huge advantages to the diesels BUT when you use milder engines than a 800hp little V-8.
Think about how many of you guys have 572cui gas engines and people think what a diesel making just as much Hp with 30% less cui will last longer why?
The diesel in a long distance race car is a great advantage in durability because of the lower rpms, it's only common sense.
Now look at a race car on a track the only car that makes full Hp pretty much the entire race is a drag car. A Top Fuel car is always making Hp, yes only 4 seconds but compare that to an endurance car and how many % of the time do they make full or near full Hp?
The boat as we all know is always as they say in trucking terms "going up hill".
Buzzi understood and not enough people give him the credit I feel he is due - yes I disagreed with him but funny after all these years he's doing it the Joe Gere way - Fabio you owe me I was right Cummins all the way!
Anyway Buzzi understood the diesel boat is like a big truck, tall gears, later multispeeds, low rpm's and drive it through everything - the same applies today still, don't know why it is hard to understand for most?