[rescue] Now Boats was Cray on ebay

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 25 21:08:10 CDT 2003

On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, James wrote:

> > Stock 454's.  They have silencers, those Mercruiser water exhaust,
> > maniford, plumber's nighmare systems.  This is a 42' cruiser.  With
> > both 454's firewalled, it moves at 19-20 knots max.  I think it's
> > rated in gallons per mile.  It costs almost $800 to fill it up from
> > dry tanks. It's fun to drive, just don't get in a hurry.
> >
> > >Stock 454? Straight-out without silencers?
> This boat so cries out for dual turbodiesels. The V8 gas crowd mostly
> like to hear their exhaust, otherwise there is no benefit to running gas
> at these horsepowers (all-out speedboats are the exception, they need
> the fast throttle response and light weight).

If you were building a larger speedboat, couldn't you put in a 2-stroke
turbodiesel coupled to an electric drive?  You could get all sorts of
speed out of that.

Peace...  Sridhar

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