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Old 11-15-2007, 08:18 AM
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Exactly seatek is as close as you can get to diesel high performance but not for the dollar figure stated. Oh and not with a warranty.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:20 AM
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Alot of pessimism here for someone just trying to bring a much needed reliable diesel package to our high performance market, well these packages do exist in 420/480/600hp , surface drive and tranny, from the low 40's k. have all your fun with bets and jokes, but I guess skepticism is just part of progress. hope to have package going in boat by spring ,then we can view actual real results.
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Is gambling illegal on OSO???????

I've offering a 1000 to 1 that this diesel, tranny, drive package will not be in production within a year.
Come on, Griff. Next summer you will be able to pull into Super Cat Cove at LOTO and pick up this package along with some 116 octane fuel and some LifeLines...
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Come on, Griff. Next summer you will be able to pull into Super Cat Cove at LOTO and pick up this package along with some 116 octane fuel and some LifeLines...

As Doug Bufone would say.....

STOP YOURSELF
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Is gambling illegal on OSO???????

I've offering a 1000 to 1 that this diesel, tranny, drive package will not be in production within a year.
gambling is only illegal at Bushwoods.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:12 AM
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The fact of the matter is Cummings & Cat are MAJOR motor manufactures that have more money and time than all of us on the forum combined. If there was an application for a go fast boat that would out perform a gas engine it would be wildly avaliable on the market already.
Not to dispute this cause I know very little, but, why would Cat or Commings or Yanmar or anyone else spend a dime on R&D for a package they might sell 20-30 units a year?

They sell more engines for center pivot irrigation in a day then they would in a year, maybe years for high performance boating.

I often ask myself, why would it have to live 2000 hours? A 1075 needs the top end at 75 hours?

If you could produce a motor that lasted even 500-600 hours you'd be ahead of the gas HP market by quite a bit.

I think someone should just skip it and go strait to a 700 HP fuel cell engine.

And Griff, I think I'll go by a lottery ticket instead, better odds of winning
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I talked to my Cat engine rep today and he said Caterpillar has no interest in the performance boat market. he said they experimented with it in the 80's with the 3208 TTA's putting out 425-450hp but the demand was not there. The C7 marine is 425hp and can be turned up but not reliably. I have the C7 in several tractors now and can tell you it is a throw away engine. I looked at an outerlimits a while back with 425hp 3126's which is basically the same as the C7 and one engine had already been replaced. I can also tell you if you mess with any of the Cat programming all warranties are gone. The C7 is as heavy of a package as you would want to put in a performance boat.
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Does anyone know about the tommy bahama duramax package ? did it work ?
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Thanks to all for stirring the pot and giving me and this thread attention, gotten several emails from boaters with package interest, The marketing power of the internet works great.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:23 PM
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Sounds like alot of unsuspecting people are going to be grabbing their ankles.
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