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Old 04-03-2007, 10:23 AM
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Gas turbines are MUCH more reliable than reciprocating engines. I buy/refurb/sell larger engines for electricity generation. The industrial versions are run for 8,000 hours before you need to perform a combustion inspection, and 24,000 hours before you need to perform a minor overhaul. Major overhauls are generally at 50,000 hours.

Sorry, but the smallest I have is 25,000HP - Don't think Nor-Tech has a boat big enough yet.

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Old 04-03-2007, 10:36 AM
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Gas turbines are MUCH more reliable than reciprocating engines. I buy/refurb/sell larger engines for electricity generation. The industrial versions are run for 8,000 hours before you need to perform a combustion inspection, and 24,000 hours before you need to perform a minor overhaul. Major overhauls are generally at 50,000 hours.

Sorry, but the smallest I have is 25,000HP - Don't think Nor-Tech has a boat big enough yet.

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Questions-
1. I think I read somewhere that John Aruda was working on a Bio-fuel source for his turbine applications, that would be cheaper and burn cleaner ?
You already can run 100% bioDiesel in turbines. Much cleaner emissions. ZERO net CO2, ZERO sulfer. One main reason why i would love turbines in my boat is this exact reason, especially when gas is $5 per gallon

http://www.biodiesel.org/
http://www.veggievan.org/
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You already can run 100% bioDiesel in turbines. Much cleaner emissions. ZERO net CO2, ZERO sulfer. One main reason why i would love turbines in my boat is this exact reason, especially when gas is $5 per gallon

http://www.biodiesel.org/
http://www.veggievan.org/
So lets go brother!! Got a couple sitting in the shop right now waiting for a new home....



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You already can run 100% bioDiesel in turbines. Much cleaner emissions. ZERO net CO2, ZERO sulfer. One main reason why i would love turbines in my boat is this exact reason, especially when gas is $5 per gallon

http://www.biodiesel.org/
http://www.veggievan.org/

Turbine Marine/AMF/Miss Geico will hopefully be introducing the Bio sensitive boat before the end of the season.

We run high pressure fresh water injection for saltwater races in the event of us getting a hosedown or taking a wave.

All of our engines have been fully marinized for a saltwater environment.

What happens to the engines if you take a heavy saltwater hosedown in a piston boat? we just have to flush?

Both have their advantages...
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What happens to the engines if you take a heavy saltwater hosedown in a piston boat? we just have to flush?
Ahh comeon Marc - be nice.
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Anyone have any leads on two L13-B Turbines?
Please call me.



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I'll take two for the Outerlimits.
How bout a couple of T-55's (2400hp each!!!) That'll make yer Outerlimits get up and go...

Seriously.... don't know if you are interested for real or not... but hey... contact me sometime if you want to discuss the possibility.
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How bout a couple of T-55's (2400hp each!!!) That'll make yer Outerlimits get up and go...

Seriously.... don't know if you are interested for real or not... but hey... contact me sometime if you want to discuss the possibility.
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