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Old 28 December 2002, 05:58   #1
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How much should it cost?

I have been offered 2 new Mercruiser 1.7L DTI engines at 7000.00 each with all parts needed to re-engine an existing boat inc. Sterdrives, guages etc.

I think these are good engines but need to make a quick decission. can anyone tell me the cost you would normally expect to pay for them? Have tried to find advertised costs on internet without sucess.

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Old 28 December 2002, 07:50   #2
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Hi Micheal

Have a look at http://www.barrus.co.uk/

go to products, marine diesel, sterndrive engines, Mercruise diesel.

The 1.7 is listed at 9922.88 inc VAT with a Alpha Drive


Maybe worth checking the warrent issues though as I belive you may have to get them inspected/setup to have the warrenty be valid.

Have a chat with EP Barrus they sell this engine.



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Old 28 December 2002, 08:55   #3
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Mercruiser 1.7dti

Hi, A couple of months ago I was considering fitting two of these engines and my local marine agent was asking for 6500 each, complete with Alpha drives and props. etc. This was a sort of cash and carry deal but the agent carried the warrenty, of course.
Hope this helps. Just a wee note; these angines are wider than they are long and certainly wider that a Yanmar 300 and a Volvo KAD. Make sure you have the width to fit them and then service them.
Cheers for now, JW
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Old 28 December 2002, 09:15   #4
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Alternativly, buy my spare Yamaha ME 240 for 5500 and use the balance of the money have a good boating year!! Alan P
PS One Yamaha is quicker then two 1.7 Mercruisers. And proberbly more reliable
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Old 28 December 2002, 10:23   #5
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You loose a lot of room with a twin instalation and your costs to run them are double.

A single with a get you home at displacement speed outboard is my prefered option.If running cost are important.

The point on the hull is important as it must be designed to take those engines,for stability criteria RCD and Ce Markeing.

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Old 28 December 2002, 12:41   #6
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Diesel - reduced cost

Is there any other reason to go for a diesel other than cost (hence enonomy, range...)? Are they more reliable?

Does anyone know of a twin-diesel RIB?

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Daniel,
All the 10m Scorpions are twin engined, so I believe are the larger Redbay Stormforce boats. Plus I am sure, lots more.

Another advantage of diesel is availability.
MOST ports do not have petrol available at the dockside. On the other hand even the tiniest "fisherman's dock" has diesel.
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Daniel,

I feel its about what you intend to use is and how much you use your boat and what costs.

Petrol engines have a shorter life span than diesel engines,but are lighter and easier to tow and repair.

New fourstroke tecknology has meant that Petrol engines are now more ecnomic to run but will always be aproximatley 30% at best more thirstey than a Diesel.

If your going to do a lot of miles and want economy then diesel has no competition.If you want to tow your boat and feel the sun in your hair at the weekends then in my opinion a good fourstroke petrol engine is great.

In my case I could not afford the fuel for our intended cruising use so we went for diesel as we will use the boat a lot.

It is indeed more available at most ports/marinas.

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THANKS CHAPS

WoW, just checked for replies. What a helpful bunch of people. Thanks very much.

I have checked the Barrus site (Thanks Gary) & followed a few links which gave me plenty of info. The engines would come with warranty as a Mercruiser agent would be installing.

The Boat, dare I say it, is an old Sunseeker Mexico (I do have a BWM 18 honest), the current problem is it has 2 petrol inboards which require considerable expense to repair. A small child now requires a Cabin & smoother ride. Boat came up extremely cheaply & I couldn't resist.

Alan. I presume the Yamaha is 240h.p? I think this option would be great (Faster, more fuel efficient & cheaper) but don't know if a twin installation can be converted to single without the Transom loosing too much strenght i.e Three large holes in it. I will ask the engineers when they are back from Hols. Cash is now very tight this could, if possible, be a good answer.

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Old 30 December 2002, 07:11   #10
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Michel,

What you need is a Cabin Rib.

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