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Old 01 November 2003, 15:54   #51
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I've been on that boat, and it's very nice (apart from the blue and yellow). I've copied it's dash layout on my 8.4. Are you sure it has twin engines? (and which ones?)

I think i've decided to ditch common rail (i can always repower in 4 or 5 years time). So now it's between KAD300 and the Yanmar 6LY 315HP. Apparently the yanmar only churns out 287 horses when fitted to a mercury drive (why is this?) which means it has no real power advantage over the volvo. I'm slightly inclined to yanmar as its a simplier design and therefore it's probably easier to work on.
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Old 03 November 2003, 07:13   #52
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Volvos are crap too.....

To crazyhorse.... this is from the other half of caterpillars are best especially in a bad arse boat like a searider 8.4m such as say Wavehumper and Badbaws own.... Not other poxy little boat like you have... oh that's right you haven't even seen your boat with the engine in it!!! So how you could possibly say it is good....
Look forward to rescuing you out on the water when you're up and running...

Badbaws, partner in crime to wavehumper
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Old 03 November 2003, 07:31   #53
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Brookside....

I believe they are cancelling Brookside and replacing it with a new series called "big bad ribsters". The previous pages are the script for the first episode. I reckon it'll be a smash
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Old 03 November 2003, 13:17   #54
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Steyr have brought out a 260HP engine that weighs 322kg (435 with drive). Now that is light. Infact it's 105kg lighter than the yanmar and 140kg less than the KAD300. How far would this difference is weight go to making up for the fewer horses that the steyr offers? 100 - 140kg is fairly significant, isn't it?
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Old 03 November 2003, 13:43   #55
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STYER

Good indstural engines, but they dont seem popular in boats, for some resion???? they have a common block and head, this makes them lighter in weight, but also makes them more difficult to service in the long run, because if you want to regrind a valve, you have to take the bottom end off Pain in the arse......

Otherwise I havent heard anything bad about them.....

100kg is 1.5 people, or in my case ME, you are still down 40hp and if you want to run fast, just run with as little fuel as possibe all the time and keep as much crap off the boat as you can... dont invite friend out etc etc none of which anyone does

200-250L of diesel is heavy........

SO what I am trying to say is Go with Yanmar.... What have Tom's comments on the subject been?????
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Old 03 November 2003, 14:12   #56
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Toms' comments have been few with alot of nothing inbetween them. His favourite phrase is "I'll get back to you", which of course he dosn't. So i'm dealing with a guy called Gary. He recommended the KAD300, but i haven't had the chance to ask him why yet. I now think i want to go with the Yanmar, so i'll ask him and see what he thinks.

BTW: How much torque can the bravo X legs take. Will they handle the 370 or 440 Yanmar?
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Old 03 November 2003, 15:56   #57
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BTW: How much torque can the bravo X legs take. Will they handle the 370 or 440 Yanmar?

Redbay, have you been reading this thread? You are joking?

Start reading here;http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...lvo+thread+for
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Old 03 November 2003, 16:47   #58
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All that thread does is explain why the KAD would be the better choice. All i need is a simple yes or no, will the bravo x drive be able to handle a 370 or 440HP Yanmar?
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Old 03 November 2003, 17:33   #59
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No.


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Try this one too.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...=body+language
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Old 04 November 2003, 01:08   #60
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Thanks for the info JW. gavin, do you have any more pics of Movin' On?
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