modern diesel for small powerboat?

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by ant123, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. TollyWally
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    TollyWally Senior Member

    Thanks for the info. That sure looks like a sweet replacement for my BBC. Lots of torque. LOL, one more item on the wish list!
  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    The title of this thread is "modern diesel for small powerboat", so imho this brontosaurus from GM does not qualify!

  3. ben2go
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    ben2go Boat Builder Wanna Be

    I have seen the 90's VW TDI used,and Kubota and John Deer compact tractor diesels.If your boat is going to be hauled in/out every trip,I would not worry about lighting strikes.Salt water does conduct electricity a lot better than fresh water.The easiest engines would be the non turbo mechanical injected motors.You can loose all electric power and still make it home.
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