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Old 09-08-2005, 03:22 PM
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I saw the vortec and Volvo thread and was wondering, why no ford V10 have made it into a boat?
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All this talk about alternate engines I'll throw in my quick 2 cents. I have a friend who ran a parasail boat with a diesel that was a ford powerstroke that some company "marinized". The boat was a complete heap of crap, everytime he took it out it broke down. This package was suppose to be a new "great affordable alternative" and it was cheap, but not affordable because it broke every day.

I don't think theres any doubt that you can convert any engine to "marine use" however marine engines (penta, mtu, cat, yanmar, merc, etc) were designed for a specific purpose. If you are looking for even a semi-reliable package, I would stick with the designs that have years of use and abuse under their belt already.

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Cmon now! Don't start pickin on my Fords! I only embrace the GM thing for boats because there is no other big block alternative. Ford small blocks are still available in ski boats I think. For some reason, the industry turned from the Ford big block years ago. And don't say "it's cause they suck!". That isn't a real reason!

Oh, and don't get me started on Dodge. I've owned enough to know to stay away from them!
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why no ford V10 have made it into a boat?
Because people don't want to:
Fix
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Jayhawk I agree I think the 460 is a hell of an engine.
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I believe the CORRECT ackronym is:

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I believe the CORRECT ackronym is:

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I had a 351 winsor in my baja I had the boat on the water maybe 3 times it was always broke and I could never get parts for it.

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