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Old 27 February 2015, 12:03   #41
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Blimy you lot don't want much do you...
Okay a story...
When we launched our “carbon fibre” product (Jet Tender) at the Southampton Boat Show in 2007 we were inundated by (potential) customers wanting lightweight products...
Obviously the engine was the heaviest single item and after a lot of research it was obvious that no one was producing a lightweight diesel (or petrol come to that) in the marine industry...at the time we were using the Honda unit (same as the jetski aquatrax) engine, the following year Honda decided to abandon their Jetski products therefore we were left with no alternative motor.
So we embarked on producing our own – but if we were going to do that we felt it should be special...a guy called David Soul of Dair (a gentleman and all round cleaver guy) produce an opposed piston engine in 1998 and after much work he could not take the project further as his engine could not meet emissions...we have the same principal as David’s engine but we have many new design features - which is why our engine is very different (inside) we are lighter and smaller with a different stroke and bore than David’s...David did help us out early on but once we had the basics modern techniques and materials this would make our motor unique.
We have a number of patents and we are still trying out a few different scenarios...we are currently going through the emission stage and “CE” marking...Later, it is our intention to produce a 4 and 6 cylinder version...We will be installing this diesel engine into our Jet tenders which weighs in (total) at 200kgs...(in a 3.25m diesel jet tender).
Our 3 cylinder petrol is a conventional engine but is built to the shape of our hull – the V6 is shaped to our hull also so we can hide the engine under the floor...this will give us more deck space for seating...
I have also produced the V6 go into a car as I also own Marcos Cars...
If you want to know any further details please email me andy@bwmribs.co.uk
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Old 27 February 2015, 13:04   #42
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Andy.. What an awesome project, well done. Please keep us posted, Ignore the green eyed ribbers!!
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Old 27 February 2015, 15:13   #43
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Wow. Boats, cars and engines. No wonder you are working all hours. All sounds bl**dy interesting. Anytime you can, I am sure that there is a lot more
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Old 27 February 2015, 16:31   #44
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Yep best of luck with it but can we have updates & pictures as it moves forward
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Old 28 February 2015, 06:28   #45
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thanks for the kind words guys...I will put some pictures up as soon as I can work out how to do it???
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Old 28 February 2015, 06:57   #46
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thanks for the kind words guys...I will put some pictures up as soon as I can work out how to do it???
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Old 04 April 2016, 18:00   #47
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This interesting thread died a bit of a death anyone have any updates on the progress?
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