Originally Posted by Leapy
Ok popcorn eating chum. My bikes have showed very unexpected readings, good and shall we say interesting.
The main reason is that I've been bit by the dyno bug.
The other is that my baby twin cylinder Evinrude 4 hp sounds a lot more pokey than the 4 it preports to be. So I just want to know.
Also my 30hp Mariner seems to be punching way above it's weight ( power ).
Going back to the motorbikes......my "sports/touring" Triumph is way more powerful(116bhp, should be 105, at the back wheel) than the "hypersports" Bimota(104bhp, should be 145) that shares it's stable. I wouldn't have guessed it riding them. The dyno showed this.
As such I'd like to plug my outboards into a mill to dispel and/or prove my hunches.
They were built at a time when power quotes varied from prop to crank to net to gross from US to UK and so it would be great to get a datum.
The thing is that these engines are quite significant as far as outboard technology went at that time and I'd love to add some proof to the pudding.
Are your popcorns salty or toffee covered?