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Old 13 January 2005, 14:12   #1
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good inboard?

hi lads.i am just wondering what inboard diesel engine would anyone recommend to use in a 6.5m ? ,and what kind of speeds would you be hoping to achieve with that engine?.also what kind of money would the engine be?.
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Old 13 January 2005, 14:26   #2
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A lot of manufacturas fit the engine I have, a 120hp Mercruiser in 6.5 meter ribs.
Infact its quite its probably most suited to a 6.5m.

Just dont expect stunning performance. In the solent 6.5 with this engine they have touched 40 knots, and mine has run 43 knots, but these are absolute top speeds with a light set up and fast hull.

The volvo D3 will also go in some 6.5m's, and i believe Volkswagon have also made a small marine diesel that would be worth looking at.
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Old 13 January 2005, 14:43   #3
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I would go for a Steyr diesel. Those engines are very compact and light.

http://www.steyr-motors.com/products/products.htm
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hi lads.i am just wondering what inboard diesel engine would anyone recommend to use in a 6.5m ? ,and what kind of speeds would you be hoping to achieve with that engine?.also what kind of money would the engine be?.
Richie

Have you got a rib and only missing the engine

I also have the Mercruiser 1.7 TDI 120 HP just like SimmonsO and can confirm that it is a very good engine . Do a search and you will find many threads dedicated to this particular motor
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for a 6.5 mtr rib. Can you be more specific?
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If I were you I'd be looking at a cummins 6BTA 260 Hp or a Yanmar 6LPA 260 Hp - that is if your rib is a bit heavy anyway. As far as I can gather the Cummins is virtually bulletproof. However if you are short on space theres a Yanmar 4LHA 240Hp or next year a VW v6 225 Hp which is even smaller still.
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Yanmar 315 with outdrive leg. 50 knots at a guess. please note not an expert
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thanks for all the feed back lads.my head is a bit clearer now.
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have had volvo kad 230 hp duo prop .great performance and reliable service spares and other parts a bit dear. am running two 240 hp yamahas with hydradrives in a 7.7 meter rib and think there great, redbay fit the 165hp in there 7.4 meter rib and it performs well . the 240 or 165 would be a good choice.
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