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Old 14 January 2004, 13:01   #11
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Yes, Rick, that was the adv. that I was actually looking at.
I didn't want to admit it though, as some of my friends will probably now change bars on me!
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Old 14 January 2004, 17:27   #12
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I beleive it's been around in the States for a year or so on their 'flagship' outboards - Optimax and high power 4s's. It integrates somewhat into their 'smartcraft' system which is a computer controlled instrumentation system which is available currently on the aforementioned engines in the UK, these things just take some time to reach europe.

The idea is brilliant and i must say having 1st hand experience of Mercurys waterproof connectors i think it'll be RIBproof aswell - i recently discovered one of my connectors has been sitting in 2 inches of water for a few weeks, and nothing has failed on the engine - taking it appart it was not even damp inside.

Although this system, i suppose, is a potential for Mercruiser inboards it's very much a Mercury development so i don't think you are going to see it available for you boat for some time Brian, anyway i thought you were getting a new one? I guess you'll be staying diesel though?
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Old 14 January 2004, 19:40   #13
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Volvo have used a similar system for years.
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Old 16 January 2004, 08:26   #14
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I've seen this used on a Avon 620 with a Yammy 150 HPDI, thought this sort of stuff had been around for ages. Strangely enough it had failed and they guy was drifting about in the entrance to Poole harbour.

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