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Old 04-23-2005, 11:24 PM
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Ok if you were buying a Cruiser 34 foot would you go Gas or Diesel and Why?

I was at a Sea Ray dealer a few weeks ago. I saw most of the Sundancers up to 36' having gasoline engines. Not one diesel. Even the 38's seemed to have a good proportion of gas engines. Then hit 40' and it's diesel city.

A 34' Sea Ray with gas is fine..diesel is nice but more costly.

Diesel of course is a safer fuel especially if running the Genny a lot.
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Old 04-23-2005, 11:34 PM
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Two boats, same price? Better check the condition of those diesel engines carefully. A diesel costs much more to rebuild than gasoline engines of the same horsepower (ultra high performance gasoline engines excepted).

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I would buy my Diesel, 46 Crusier and be done with it ,
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Don't for get the heat exchangers
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:22 AM
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GO DIESEL-- resale value is much higher. Can you imagine trying to buy a used 34' cruiser with 200 hrs. on it with gas motors??? Now imagine the same boat with diesels....it's just broken in with 200hrs.
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GO DIESEL-- resale value is much higher. Can you imagine trying to buy a used 34' cruiser with 200 hrs. on it with gas motors??? Now imagine the same boat with diesels....it's just broken in with 200hrs.
Exactly... not to mention less maintenance as well...
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Diesel-Resale,durability,torque and most of all last 2-10 times longer between rebuilds!
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:08 PM
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A cruiser...deisel, for reliability, resale etc. It would have to be parked next to a 45' Cigarette Maximus(sp) or 42' Fountain (both sans cabin, that's what the cruiser is for). I'm a woman, I can want it all right???

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A cruiser...deisel, for reliability, resale etc. It would have to be parked next to a 45' Cigarette Maximus(sp) or 42' Fountain (both sans cabin, that's what the cruiser is for). I'm a woman, I can want it all right???

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Yanmar offers 5 years or 2000 hour warranty , which ever comes 1st.
Diesel is the only way to go on a cruiser. Don't be surprised to see more Diesel powered offshore boats. Yanmar makes a direct replacement for the big block, bolts in perfectly & plugs in with same harness.
The fuel efficiency is awesome...however they are pricey
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