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Old 11-10-2007, 08:32 AM
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wondering how much demand is out there for marine high performance Diesel propulsion package?
would 600hp /1200 ft.pds.torque, 1250lbs hooked up a 2 speed transmission with a surface drive, 5 blade cnc propeller with 5 year/1000 hr. warranty be in demand, what other hp. packages would be needed?
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thats a dream package are you kidding i would think there would be a demand. what is the weight thats always been the draw back on the deisel packages. the nemchoffs swithed the tommy bahama boat over to duramax deisels i never heard how it ran would be interested my 3 cents.
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wondering how much demand is out there for marine high performance Diesel propulsion package?
would 600hp /1200 ft.pds.torque, 1250lbs hooked up a 2 speed transmission with a surface drive, 5 blade cnc propeller with 5 year/1000 hr. warranty be in demand, what other hp. packages would be needed?
That sounds like the perfect package for a go fast boat! Diesels are the way of the future!
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I'd buy it if I could afford it. What kind of cost would that package run?
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Buddy , I had diesels in my 257 Mirage before [ it was a promo deal from Merc ] now back to gas . Diesels put my rear down a few extra inches , but my boat is short so no wonder . I'd use a diesel in a boat over 30' any day .

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How come it got switched back to gas?

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The engines were on loan from Merc while my friend worked for Land & Sea in Seattle . He had to give the engines up when they parted from L & S .The twin 250 HP units gave the boat an honest 65 MPH through the Bravo1 X 1.65 diesel drives , which is still on the boat .
I'm happy with the 377's w/Smartcraft though. These engines are pretty happy with B1 26P props .
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The good thing about diesels is the fuel no octane issues.
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Donzi, we have those issues covered, water, air, bacteria, vapor eliminated, pure fuel flow, no more cavitation or retarded timing as well as increased hp, torque, decrease in noise, emmissions, engine wear,among other things, The new Diesel Fuel Preperator and Raptor Fuel Pump, It will hit the market very soon.
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LoL instead of octane issues its Cetane issues and then theres the issues with lubricity, sulfur content, contaminate levels and the biggie moisture levels. Diesel lovers creed " More Fuel more air equals more FUN!
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