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Old 13 June 2008, 15:50   #1
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Which diesel ....

Am looking to purchase a 9-10m sea safari rib. Have been to several of the leading builders and am now down to final three. My preferred no.1 can only supply with Mercruiser/cummings QSD 350.
Went to Seawork in Southampton and spoke to lots of people in the trade, most of which took a sharp intake of breath when I mentioned Cummings and quickly pointed me in the direction of the Volvo D6.
Do they have a point?? If so, my no.1 rib is off the list
PS Redbay said they would refuse to build me a boat if I wanted a cummings engine!
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Old 13 June 2008, 16:07   #2
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I suspect it is the drive rather than the engine that is the problem - assuming it's a sterndrive you are after.
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Old 13 June 2008, 16:12   #3
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Cods

Your correct, diesel on sterndrive. Is the bravo unit that bad?
Can you put an alternative drive on the cummings unit?

Single engine is a risk for commercial, so need reliability
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Ill take a guess that your first choice is a Parker
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Old 13 June 2008, 16:16   #5
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Saw right through me, was it that easy?
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Yup!!!
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Yanmar?
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Yanmar?
Again these are coupled to Bravo out-drives


I'm in the market for a new sports cruiser and I just brush by any that have a bravo out-drive
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I believe redbay only trust the Yamaha outdrives because they rarely break, I believe that every rib that they have built with a bravo leg has blown up. they are the doing product testing for Yamaha too , and believe me they test them !!!! the owner of redbay has on one throttle setting and that is FLAT OUT. all the time
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Yamaha Out Drive

We have just past the 500 hours on our unit and touch wood we have had not a problem !
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