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Old 19 May 2015, 16:28   #11
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First gen four strokes??? Deja vu.

They'll get there in time, it's an inevitability.
Would be nice. I'd far rather have the room of an outboard and be sat on a tank of something a lot less likely to go bang.
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Old 19 May 2015, 16:45   #12
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Would be nice. I'd far rather have the room of an outboard and be sat on a tank of something a lot less likely to go bang.
I used to have a petrol Sportscruiser. The kids mid cabin was located over the fuel tanks. Big batteries, lots of electrical systems.
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It's funny, we had it on display at seawork last year!
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Tested it out last year! Although been testing it for the last 6 years in various forms!
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Tested it out last year! Although been testing it for the last 6 years in various forms!
well???? does it smoke!?!

seriously, what was it like then?

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well???? does it smoke!?!

seriously, what was it like then?

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Like I said...I spoke to the Guys at Ribcraft who TESTED it!
I was due to take mine out and compare....but was told not to Bother!
They are Still a long way from Matching a decent Petrol in terms of out and out performance!... although I'm sure if they(Mercury) or US Defence department decide to throw a load of money at it...but why would they?? With the U.S. wed inexorably to The cheap 'Gas' the Vast Fracking industries have unlocked.
...Stranger things in the outboard world do happen!.
..for instance the MAJOR investment by BRP in the the "NEW"E-tec and old 2stroke tech....although it's a shame they don't put some more resources into more UK/Europe Back up IMO.
Time... as always will tell!
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... US Defence department decide to throw a load of money at it...but why would they??
Safety, fuel storage logistics.... The mili avoid petrol where possible/feasible.
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The cheap 'Gas' the Vast Fracking industries have unlocked.
Why would fracking produce cheaper petrol moreso than diesel? My physics teacher told me about something called the refinery scale and that is was all 'boiled' out of crude oil. I always thought that he was lying ba****rd?!
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Why would fracking produce cheaper petrol moreso than diesel? My physics teacher told me about something called the refinery scale and that is was all 'boiled' out of crude oil. I always thought that he was lying ba****rd?!
Takes one to know one eh!
Why don't you wind that Turkey neck in...Chriatmas will soon be here!
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Takes one to know one eh!
Why don't you wind that Turkey neck in...Chriatmas will soon be here!
Heck! One mention of teachers and we're back in the playground.
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