Pantera 41 with diesels would be a way cool boat.
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Mike, at some point you just simply don't have enough Hp!
I read something on OSO about the old Apache 45 and how Tres explained to the owner that "hey Hp is Hp and if you have two engines equal in Hp to the 3 engines of lesser Hp then it all the same (yes the extra weight slows a little)".
Now, I'm going to vent - why when I say Hp is Hp and propeller doesn't know diesel from gas it just knows the RPM's it's turning do people on here still go "but it's a diesel".
Hp is Hp, when you run out, you run out - there is always tweaking for an extra couple of mph but look at any of the successful diesel raceboats that ran UIM 1 or 2 and the net Hp was greater than that of the gas boats they beat - need I say more about Hp being Hp? Less Hp just don't get it done son!
What the diesel has that the little gas engines don't have is the ability to make that Hp hour after hour. I watch all these boring 3 second power pull videos on here of gas engine dyno pulls - why can't you bring it to 1,200 hp and leave it there for 2 hours and not let off?
Take the old 900Hp SeaTek race engines, I watched them run on the dyno at 900hp, go take a crap, eat lunch next door at Ferrari's house and go back and the damm thing is still at 900hp the whole time.
That is why the diesels were so dominate in UIM 1 especially when races were 150 miles or longer, not torque but sustainable Hp. You put a proper diesel boat in what Charlie wants to bring back - open ocean racing and it will dominate!!! Oh, yea, then a few gas engine boat owners & builders will strong arm Charlie and boycott his races, not give him support or sponsor dollars and bingo diesels will banished again!!! *** I do not believe Charlie would cave in it's just for the purpose of example, Charlie has ethics!***
Ok, I will go crawl under my rock again for now - thank you!
Jeff - your the best, I really need crawl out and start meeting you guys sometime!
Thanks, I try not to sound as bitter as I really am about things!
It will not change top end by 1 mph, and due to the extra length (twice that of a single speed), and the extra weight (nearly twice of a single speed) they might even cost you mph. Notice I did not mention the parasitic loss of the multiple speeds in comparison.
Believe me, you can double everything from the size to the price when going from a a single to a two speed, but not the speed.
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Hey guys I have never owned a diesel boat but have always been intrigued by all it does have to offer, that a lot of you you have mentioned. Making consistant HP over long periods of time. I'm wondering what package/combo you might recommend for a 24' Pantera? Most of the diesel's have been on bigger boats and I always wonder what would work on a smaller boat like my old 24'. Any help is appreciated. Thanks for all the info. you guys provide on the board.
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