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Old 31 October 2003, 08:55   #41
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I was actually up into the early hours entertaining an old friend Louis Courvoisier, unfortunately he's a treachorous bast**d and has got me into trouble on a number of occasions last night being just the latest. Proof of this lies on the Boatmad forum.

CH and I are Mates ( still I hope) I do love winding him up, I suspect the argument hasn't finished yet though. In reality I am just sparring with CH so I can sort out RichardB!
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Old 31 October 2003, 09:55   #42
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I am not too sure if 1 of AP 2 Leg replacement was caused by one Maltise fish farm or not...... I like the yamaha haydadrive as it simple use of common tecknology, ie mulit wet plate cluch system, ie motorbikes and big industral shredders and the like. very soomth and relabile.... its down fall is heat !! I think the Yamaha leg is one of the best on the market, pitty its not twin props!

My experance of volvo legs is that they fail from lack if use/ maintenance, as compared to gear boxes blowing up as in most bravo drives I have heard about.........as a whole I think that Volvo is better designed and they control the installs much better that Mercruses, Ie you are not putting a transit engine on to the leg

As I would say again, Yanmar first, Volvo second, pitty about the CAT not fitting they are works of art not engines........... I would keep that eninge in my bedroom

PS I couldnt spell or Write my way out of a corner!!!
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Old 31 October 2003, 10:09   #43
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Thanks for the advice. I would go for Yamaha but 240 horses are not enough. Therefore if the yanmar uses the same block as the yamaha i think i may go with the yanmar 315HP. My only real problem with that is the unreliable Bravo drives. Too much choice.

ALSO: Stu was saying that there is 300 HP version of the Yamaha ME421 (240hp) on the way. Anybody know anything about this, cos it would be ideal
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Old 31 October 2003, 10:48   #44
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Bravo Drives

I think that the choice for you is 2 or 3, the 2 is commercal single prop spec, and the 3 is twin prop better speed....

The new X drives are a big improvement on relibiltiy and once fitted with transom shower and no wave jumping, it should be ok

I know Mike Garside has a new instal of 315 and B3X so maybe he can fill you in on this...... If it was me buying the Redbay, thats what I would go for.....
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Old 31 October 2003, 10:52   #45
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We have the Bravo 3 leg and ours is fine at the moment, the new X leg is a much better model with strenghtened parts and bearings etc. With the 315 Yanmar I would go for the Bravo 1 leg which is the leg that the new scorpions run on for anything over 300hp. They take the torque from the engine much easier and are not prone to going bang.

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Old 31 October 2003, 19:16   #46
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Has anybody got any concrete proof that Yamaha, yanmar etc are working on new electronic engines? If they are i can wait, but if not a yanmar now seems like the best bet. Stu, where did you hear about this 300 HP Yamaha? (thanks for the e-mail BTW)
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Old 31 October 2003, 21:27   #47
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Despite what you are reading in the recent posts, there are a lot of Yanmar failures. Cracked blocks, engine mouting braces, Bravo failures (even with the shower fitted). Barrus, when very, very pushed, will admit to the Yanmar 315 B3x not being completely reliable. The Yanmar also has substantial turbo lag.

If you go to the B1 or B2 you'll be back to propeller torque.

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Keep your eyes peeled for folk with a drink problem.

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Do some searches here. Much of what you are asking has been discussed at length and so is well documented.
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Old 01 November 2003, 02:29   #48
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As I would say again, Yanmar first, Volvo second, pitty about the CAT not fitting they are works of art not engines........... I would keep that eninge in my bedroom

PS I couldnt spell or Write my way out of a corner!!!
Yeh an with 1700 ft pounds of torgue it could pull itself up the stairs.

eye amm nott ippokritikal enuff too ave a goe hat yore spellng, hi jusst sore ann opportuneity too mak a funnee commentt. wen eye manjez too spel rite thenn mi fingas cooks upp

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I am fairly certain that Alan Priddy was telling me, about 6 months ago, but you can't trust a word I say cos I am a complete knobb

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Old 01 November 2003, 14:12   #49
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WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE GO TO REDBAY..............
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Old 01 November 2003, 15:15   #50
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My favourite ever Rib has twin 240 Diesels, It's called Still Deep One and it's a big Delta. yummy.

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Whilst I admit that my postings turned into a deliberate attempt to get CH to contradict himself, I do genuinely not like Volvo diesels in Ribs or Cabin Cruisers for that matter. I much prefer American or Japanese lumps.

On reflection and having looked at Redbays pamphlet then I think you could fit a Cat in there, they do a nice straight 6
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