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Old 04-19-2007, 01:29 PM
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having recently acquired an interest in our Aussie offshore racing
I thought this may be of interest to you too

the 2006 class 1 season was won by a 2600hp diesel cat designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design of Sarasota, Florida

aopc.com.au/teams.htm [my first post..cant post urls yet. paste in address bar]

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maritimo-offshore.com.au/show_News.cfm?NewsID=752

Designer Michael Peters

Builder Tencara

Hull Type Catamaran

Material Carbon Fibre Composite

Length 13.5 Mtrs

Beam 3.5 Meters

Depth 1.450M

Weight 5,500Kgs

Fuel Diesel

Fuel Consumption 200 ltr per motor - per hour

Fuel 1 tank 1000 ltr

Horsepower 1300 per engine / 996 KW

Engine Type 2 x Diesel

Engine Cylinders V8 2 stroke supercharged & Twin Turbo

Engine Capacity 11.02 Ltres

Drives Maritimo Surface Drives

Rudder Hydraulic single blade

Propellers Hearing - 4 or 5 blades

Rolla – 4 – 5 blades

Navigation 2 GPS

Top Speed Approx 165mph / 240 Km

Instruments Motec Dash (loggers)

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Old 04-19-2007, 01:34 PM
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That's haulin some A' !!!!!!! for a diesel!
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:45 PM
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That's great, love them diesels. I take it they were Sea-Teks, correct me if Im wrong.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:12 PM
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Here's a pic.
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Probably seateks, I can't imagine that kind of power out of 8v92's
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Ahh missed the 2 stroke
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What gear ratio and how big were the props? 2 Speed trannies?
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