Vote: best brand of inboard propulsion engine...

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by B33RND, Aug 27, 2009.

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What do you consider as the best propulsion engine within 130-160 kW range? Vote!

  1. John Deere

    31 vote(s)
    39.2%
  2. Iveco

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Deutz

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Volvo Penta

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yanmar

    23 vote(s)
    29.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. discovery
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    discovery Junior Member

    Looking like I might need some whitworth spanners again. Another Gardner coming in the wharf.
     
  2. Gumshoe28
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    Icebreaker, contact Gumshoe28....from your discription of the twin volvos married to a single gearbox with single prop, we may have sisterships ...I own the retired Swedish Sea Rescue Ship AE APPELBERG with same propulsion.....tangohunter@comcast.net
     

  3. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    I think a great cruising boat could be cheaply powered with the 2 engine , one shaft concept.

    Many (5 or 6 Decades) worth of landing craft used this concept.

    Frequently 2 - 6-71 with a common tranny.

    Either engine could be disconnected under way , although the boat had to be shut down to reconnect.

    A 3-71 and a 6-71 could be paired the 3-71 for long ocean work at SL 1 or so and the 6-71 or the pair used inshore where fuel was available.

    Sadly the concept of 2 engines of different size today would not allow much canabalization as the old Detroits would allow.
     
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