Excavator engine in a boat?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by mccaffrey, Feb 5, 2010.


  1. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Long shafts

    The same boat had 22' shafts inside plus some exposed. There was a flex coupling right behind the engine and one at the rear before the shaft went through the hull with a support bearing. Once every thing was in line, there was very little vibration with the twin 300hp cats at medium power settings. It was also very reliable- the boat went around the world plus a lot of cruising under power. My usual cabin was over the rear of the starboard shaft so I had a very personal interest in it. Bruce
     
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