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Old 06 November 2007, 05:32   #1
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Diesel outboards....

Anyone come across these?

http://www.megoutboard.com/

I notice they don't quote a weight for the engines on there

Any thoughts?

C.
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Being too lazy to look it up -

How does the 330Kgs compare to a similar powered Inboard Diesel?

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Being too lazy to look it up -

How does the 330Kgs compare to a similar powered Inboard Diesel?

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Quite a bit lighter, as if I remember correctly, the twin Yanmar 260 6cyl in one of our boats are around 400ish.

THey don't compare too badly with petrol ones either - perhaps 60kg more than the equivalent 300 petrol or thereabouts....
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There's something about an in-line 4 cylinder, 3.0l engine that makes me think that thye've perhaps not quite achieved their mission "To build the most technically advanced outboard in the industry."

That's four big, slappy pistons and a different fuel. Hardly cutting edge!!
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Ah, but 4 big slappy pistons will sound great on a cold crisp morning.

Well I think so anyway

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Ah, but 4 big slappy pistons will sound great on a cold crisp morning.

Well I think so anyway

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It's a 7-9m survey boat I have in mind btw; not a leisure craft... which still doesn't make it any more appealing. The boat doesn't exist yet before you ask. Only a thought at the moment, but it's interesting to see what people think about them ....
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It'll be cool if they really do succeed. 2 of them would give 4 litres of turbo diesel power from a couple of outboards. Much easier than building an inboard installation.
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The Mainbrayce Water Taxi in Alderney uses a Mariner diesel outboard. Only one I have come across.
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