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Old 14 May 2003, 16:10   #1
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Mermaid engine for Pacific wanted

Need a mermaid block for a pacific or complete engine.
Thanks Phil
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Old 14 May 2003, 17:04   #2
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This do ? but buyer beware I think

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Hi Fill

I have'nt gat an engine unfortunately but do you know if it is possible to fit any other engine in these boats???
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Thanks Pete but really just looking for a good block, and dont want to pay big money for a tail-light warranty.
Ribraff, cannot pretend to be an expert on any boat but can tell you what I know.
Pacifics were built with 145hp Ford Mermaid engines with Sternpower sterndrives.
Some engines have been adjusted to 200hp and some even have jet drives.
Have seen Pacific advertised with John Deere 145hp.
Therefore if you stay within 145-200hp in the engine bay and fit either a propellor or jet drive somewhere near the back, I think it should work (but then I fitted an OMC140 to 5.4 Searider).

Come on Pete7, give the guy some proper advice.

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Hmm, the John Deere engined Pacific is 115 hp and belonged to Del Connelly, Portland Diving School. although less power he thought it went faster than the original Mermaid engine because it was lighter, however I think that the wear on the original engine might have had something to do with it.

Since the engine is fitted with a jack shaft it should be possible to install anything in that huge engine box afterall someone put a V6 outboard into a 7 series BMW in Aus for a giggle.

The new RIBs are powered by Cummins 4 BTA marine diesel engines rated at 150 bhp @ 2800 rpm coupled to a Sternpower leg providing a service speed of 22 knots.

y the way the 101 stern drive model has a recommended max touque of 350 ft lbs which is about 175 hp.

Having said all that best keep it simple and there are lots of Ford Mermaid engines about.

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