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Old 01 September 2007, 23:11   #1
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V8 Outboards

Yes yes we all know about the Yamaha V8 outboard - a stunning example of modern engineering BUT

Look at this

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2568...91848696Piimgu

A V8 outboard putting out 390hp yet weighing the same as an optimax 225!!! The Johnson V8 2 stroke - in race trim pumping out as much as 450hp.

Alright I bet it guzzled the petrol but the engine weighs 279lbs or 127kg less than the Yammie - that's quite a bit. Also the Yammie isn't exactly economical either - 120l an hr at WOT.

I want one of these old Johnsons - I just wonder what happened to progress - the brochure dates from 1982!!!
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Old 02 September 2007, 02:00   #2
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And you only got a 60 day limited warranty! Wonder how long they lasted.

Not a rib site but it's interesting:
http://community.webshots.com/user/LIQUIDNIRVANA
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Old 02 September 2007, 04:04   #3
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thare still runnin today. the fastest Outboard Ever, 177.+ mph, V8
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Old 02 September 2007, 06:27   #4
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And here's the man that holds that record.... http://www.americanchallengewsr.com/...ld_records.htm
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Old 02 September 2007, 09:04   #5
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I think Ken Warby may have some serious competition in Russ' new boat!
This is what Russ is up against http://www.kenwarby.com/pre_intro1.htm
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mine still goes ..... only difference is we warmed up the motor even more and push out 475hp at 10 000 rpm .....
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Are you the bloke I saw on another forum talking about it attached to a large RIB??? What size RIB is it and what sort of speed are you getting - dare I ask what the fuel consumption is like!!!
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