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Old 28 November 2002, 04:13   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Won't get Fooled Again
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6.5
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Diesel Conversion

Hi, I have recently bought a Yamaha 165 Hp Diesel engine from a very patient man in Cornwall and I would like to put it in a sutable hull, which I presently don't own. I was thinking of approaching Keith Hart about sticking the lump in Quicksilver but there is no room in his shed to do the work.

Sorry I am digressing

My options are to buy a new Hull or convert an existing boat

So my question is does anybody have any experience of fitting a diesel into a hull with a transom that was designed for an Outboard.

Also does anybody know of a website or book with some relevant info or of a 7.5m Hull in need of renovation

Thanks Stuart

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Old 28 November 2002, 04:22   #2
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Alan Priddy has done it (surprise, surprise!). He also knows more about the Yamaha sterndrives than just about anyone else in the country.

I don't think you'll find the information in a book, but I'm sure Alan would be happy to help.

You can document the story and I'll put it onto RIBnet, then next time someone asks, we can say "yes - here's how to do it"!


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Old 28 November 2002, 04:35   #3
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Length: 8m +
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Ask Alan P


The only person I know thats done this is Alan Priddy when he convertec his 7mtr Ribtec with 2 Yam 90's on the back to the Yamaha 165 Diesel.

Best to ask him.

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Old 06 December 2002, 06:11   #4
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If anyone is interesting in building a deisel boat I have my spare Yamaha unit and drive for sale. It comes complete and ready to fit and is in excellent condition (see bits for sale) £5500 Alan P
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