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Old 27 May 2005, 15:10   #11
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You can't 'arf talk some pish, Gav.

You can't talk to Gavin like that... the same bloke measured our boats, I'll have you know!
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Old 27 May 2005, 15:10   #12
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What's their output?
Not dead sure but, from memory, about 200ish at the prop.

I've a feeling Volvo only now do the 41 & 43 in the 40 series but that may just be my flaky brain.
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That's a bit different!
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googled it, Fairline seem to reckon about 230hp?
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Old 27 May 2005, 15:16   #15
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googled it, Fairline seem to reckon about 230hp?
Yeh, that's about right but it'll be the crank power. Volvo drives use up about 12-15hp.

Edit: Just pinched this from Volvo.

.....................prop ....crank ...rpm ...cyls ...capacity
AD41P/DP ......189 ......200 ....3800 ...6 ......3.6
KAD43P/DP .....218 .....230 ....3900 ...6 ......3.6
KAD300/DP-G ..272 .....285 ....3800 ...6 ......3.6

Edit,Edit; WTF! it wus all nicely in line when I wrote it....I think. Typical PC, I thinks it knows best. Anyway, me dots have tricked it.
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Don't panic, Volvo's website mostly agrees with yer perfectly functional brain!
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Old 27 May 2005, 15:25   #17
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Petrol V diesel

It all depends on what you want!. If you want to cruise for long distances and have a smelly dirty noisy engine that runs on stuff that costs thirty pence a litre then it's gotta be diesel.

If you are looking for a speed fix then it's gotta be petrol.

You could consider having twin mercuser 120's or the VW 150's if you want diesel although the Yamaha is a very good lump. re drive's do the company sterndrive do something suitable for the Yamaha lump
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In Dublin a company operates Ribcrafts as passenger carring ribs, out into the bay for trips etc.They all run diesel outdrives , they are constantly replacing Bravo outrive units, constantly, we see some ribs with Yamaha hydra drive units, I dont hear any problems about them, these are virtually the only outdrives fitted by Redbay boats for example.I only know of one other boat apart from Jwalkers that run Volvo, In Ireland Volvo parts are very expensive, I never like the idea of a rubber bellows which if perished can lead to water flooding the engine bay, I also know it works and must be replaced or inspected periodically, I often wonder why Volvos arnt popular in Ireland, on Ribs, again I think mostly due to cost, spares etc.
I have heard nothing but positve feedback about Yamahas, I know you can do the searches and read how many were used by Alan Priddy, going around the world .Even with transom showers fitted, Bravos are failing, it gives me no confidence in them atall.With outdrives you can never trim them fully out, with boats on a mooring etc, this obviously causes more maintaince issues, anodes, as I mentioned bellows perishing, growth and weed fouling etc.
Diesel units are more expensive to start off with, if you get the hours up, it becomes viable to run diesel, and it may be an economical choice for the user.However with the problems we constantly see with Bravos, I would never fit one, I would also have to say I would have a lot more confidence in Volvo, but they are expensive units to buy.
I have always been impressed by Yamaha, motorcycles, outboards, and I like the Hydra drive concept.
I definately feel they recieve the best reviews, there has to be good reason for this, its the only outdrive I would fit, and if Volvo are a serious market leader, why arnt they on more ribs.
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if you want diesel although the Yamaha is a very good lump. re drive's do the company sterndrive do something suitable for the Yamaha lump

I have a Yamaha 370 sti in my boat. Outstanding 4 cylinder diesel that does not smoke or smell. The unit comes complete with sterndrive. A sterndrive that takes some beating! Silky smooth - no clunking and grinding like you get with Mercs or Volvo sterndrives. I love it! Best peopel to contact are MMS at Eastlands Boat Yard in Swanick & speak to Bill Brown.
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i have 2 240 hp yamahas with hydra drives they burn about 7 gallons a side cruising at about 28 knots good engines and drives only prob is having to service legs every 100 hours apart from that id pick it before yanmar with bravo leg, used too have volvo kad 42 with 290 dp leg was great engine and leg it was about 8 gallons an hour at 30 knots,
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