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Old 14 October 2013, 16:08   #1
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250hp Diesel outboard

We had an interesting charter over the weekend.
One of the guys onboard, is involved in the fitting and testing of 250hp diesel outboards on RN fast boats. As all the Force's now have a single fuel policy for all their equipment (diesel), the new engine has been developed.
The pictures I was shown indicate that it it no bigger than comparable petrols and the engine is reported to be very smooth and running well.

If successful, I would suggest it might go down well in the civil side too

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I've heard mention of that too. I was told that it uses a Kevlar drive belt and the lack of any lower gear case means that the leg is very streamlined. Anyone know any more?
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We had an interesting charter over the weekend.
One of the guys onboard, is involved in the fitting and testing of 250hp diesel outboards on RN fast boats. As all the Force's now have a single fuel policy for all their equipment (diesel), the new engine has been developed.
The pictures I was shown indicate that it it no bigger than comparable petrols and the engine is reported to be very smooth and running well.

If successful, I would suggest it might go down well in the civil side too

Steve
The single fuel policies around the world's forces have brought about some interesting developments.
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come on col, we know you only found that page cos the engines are painted black!
i admit they look pretty cool though!
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come on col, we know you only found that page cos the engines are painted black!
i admit they look pretty cool though!
Super cool!
or how about these:
Maritime Propulsion | New 300hp (224 kW) Diesel Outboard

Awesome and British!

136kg = SR5.4


anybody got a contact for Jet fuel?
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no but im sure id get one if i had one of those on the back of 'challenger!
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Would love to see one of these in action!
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If you've got some spare cash you can get a "200HP jetpack" that looks like its a similar concept.

200hp Diesel JetPac
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Would love to see one of these in action!
Lot of talk in that link about a "scotch yoke".

Does that come from scotch eggs?
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Super cool! or how about these: Maritime Propulsion | New 300hp (224 kW) Diesel Outboard Awesome and British! 136kg = SR5.4 anybody got a contact for Jet fuel?
Should been built years ago !

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