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Old 14 September 2005, 11:35   #11
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Shame, just what i was looking for too. They only wanted it over here for the petrol, hard to get lately, most of it has been thrown at the cops.
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Old 14 September 2005, 11:37   #12
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Yeah it was full !
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Old 14 September 2005, 13:20   #13
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think it will be years before they ban red diesel in boats and even then they will have a hard job stopping you ,and they are far cheeper to run mine are about 6 gallons an hour each at about 30knots thats about 20.00 an hour depending on where you get your diesel.
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Old 14 September 2005, 14:14   #14
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Jan 2007 the ban on red diesel in pleasure craft comes into effect. It will be difficult to police,true. But the penalties would be hefty as with using it in a road going vehicle. There will be a lessening in price differential between petrol and diesel inboards I would imagine. In the States sub 30ft diesel boats are virtually unheard of as the gas burners have lots more umph.
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Old 14 September 2005, 14:29   #15
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Anybody know, is it possible to blow a diesel engine if you get it to clear the water, wave jumping etc. I've heard that it can't handle the revs.
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Old 14 September 2005, 15:18   #16
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If i had the money i should look for a Scorpion! In 1 st hand. What kind of seats do you want?

I should take a look at the diesel ribs with good economy in driving and a speed around 45-48 knop.

If you tried a diesel once you donīt want the outboard again. If you buy a new one you had to pay to much for a diesel in range 240-315 hp. You have the weight lower in the boat and the noice is not so high. Look for a Diesel from 240-315 hp and a boat from 7,5-9 meter and you will have a very good boat.
I saw a chase craft with inboard on this board for sale....it looks good.

I must say that itīs better to buy a long boat with smaller engine than the opposite, if you want to go some longer trips....
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Old 14 September 2005, 19:18   #17
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if you are looking to cover some distance and it seems you want to travel from ireland to the destinations you have indicated i would go for a rib with inboard diesel, is diesel cheap over there as well as here?

you would save a fortune i suspect

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