Diesel outboard? Any market?

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by Squidly-Diddly, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    I'd image something like the Seagull but as a diesel on boats that are on the diesel fuel program.

    Or a larger model for more industrial use, and replacing 'gas hogs'.
     
  2. DGreenwood
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  3. kengrome
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    I read somewhere that Yanmar doesn't make outboard diesels any more. This may be why "SUPERSEDED" is posted at the top of that yanmar web page.
     
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    Yup...they are gone. My point was, they did not sell very well.
     

  5. mydauphin
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    NO, they would have sold. The problems was they could not meet US emissions, also they where expensive $21 for 27 hp. Diesel outboards would be great but hard to make cheaply, small or pass emission.
     
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