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Old 31 August 2004, 13:33   #1
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Mercruiser 1.7 Diesel in a 6m Rib

Does anyone have any info regarding Mercruiser Diesel's and whether or not they are any good, I have seen a 6m Rib with a 1.7 Mercruiser Diesel and was after some feedback if possible before saying yes to it.
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Andre teams his Parkers (which are 6.5m I think) with this engine and rates them very highly, I believe. I'm sure he'll be able to give you lots of info.

What make is the RIB you are looking at?

Edit: Oops. Sorry, Dave, forgot you had one too! (See below.)
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What make is the RIB you are looking at?
Hi Louise, I am not allowed to say at the moment (as much as I am itching to do so) and will put pics up as soon as/if the deal is done. I am going to be used as a Guinea Pig and getting the rib at a 1/4 of the price as it will be used as a Demo Rib. It has been Sea Trialed just having a few minor adjustments then I will be allowed to open my mouth. Sorry very frustrating for me not to say anymore.
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go for it!
Its more than enough to pull a skier
9 litres an hour fuel consumption

and the big one, I get 45knots from it.
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go for it!
Its more than enough to pull a skier
9 litres an hour fuel consumption

and the big one, I get 45knots from it.
Well if i can get that I will be well happy have you had a trouble out of yours? or things I should be aware about?
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go for it!
Its more than enough to pull a skier
9 litres an hour fuel consumption

and the big one, I get 45knots from it.
Hi David and Harry

Have you been away cos not seen any posts for some time. Been doing anything exciting, like ribbing. How is Tombouy?


Nauti Bouy, a lot has been said about the Mercruiser 1.7 so suggest you do a search and happy reading cos the engine in question is just GREAT

Should you need any further info just fire away . I am on my second Parker 630 with the Mercruiser 1.7 so have got to know it pretty well.
in short it is ideal for a 6-6.5 mtr cruising rib

Forgot to mention that we have just fitted a twin installation on a Parker 750 Baltic rib
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Thanks a lot Andre, I will no doubt be contacting you with any questions.
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45 Knots

"and the big one, I get 45knots from it."

Really?

I tried a 6.5m (not a Solent) with a Merc 1.7 and managed only about 35kts. - has almost decided me that I need to stick with outboards! If the Solent can make 45 kts with the diesel then I need to speak with Lee.
I'm not sure I believe 45 knots though?

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I'm not sure I believe 45 knots though?
No offence to simmons0, but I don't believe it either! I know that the Solent RIB hull is generally pretty quick, but 45 knots from a 6.5 metre boat with just 120hp does seem unlikely . . .

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No offence to simmons0, but I don't believe it either! I know that the Solent RIB hull is generally pretty quick, but 45 knots from a 6.5 metre boat with just 120hp does seem unlikely . . .

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simmons0 boat is a 6m, not a 6.5 for what that is worth. Personally i decided to go for a few more horses (sadly and quite a few more ) so i had some spare. you pays your money and makes your choice

i'll let people know the performance of mine when it arrives nov/dec

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