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Old 03-17-2004, 07:51 AM
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This here thing.....
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Old 03-17-2004, 07:52 AM
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with 2 of there here things....(above 36' Skater)
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I think those 2nd 2 things are not big enough for that 1st thing!!
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:34 AM
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maybe go with a couple Allison hydroplane piston engines? I actually looked into getting a couple...but th ey are very big and too heavy..good for a custom 46' though at 1450HP each ....
 
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:40 AM
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this "little" guy made by Allison (rolls royce) weighs only 158 lbs and produces 405HP....triples on a 42' Fountain would be my dream....

...I can get them out of Canada...but what does a guy do about getting av fuel then...wonder what turbine cat owners do....

...the weight savings....450lbs for 3 engines...vs 3,000lbs for 3 big blocks...and these new turbines need overhauls at around 8,000 hours...they wear like iron...

...and efficient at cruise......

think I can use Zippo fluid?
 
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:42 AM
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158lbs...little tiny things....405 HP...wisper quiet...


new starting system allows lower "idle" speeds comparable to piston engines with a new reduction system...and no need for H20 cooling...none of those concerns in salt....

....looks tempting eh?
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:48 AM
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...company rep said they can be matched to Bravo's a couple engineers in Canada have them on Cats...a 32' skater with a pair goes around 120MPH.....the main advantage is they are exotic....again air cooled....plug right into a bravo drive as they are configured to be replacements for piston engine counterparts....just need a little exhaust gas mods...easily done...no afterburners..so no "flaming" ...exhaust is "cooler" in the reange of piston engines...just a lots more air movement/exhaust so need big bore...like 8-9" oval exhaust outlets....

....these engines actually can push a boat day and night for 5 years without a rebuild..neat huh?
 
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What is the estimated cost on something like that?
Where do you take them for repair?
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AWESOME! How MUCH?
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