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Old 18 June 2004, 13:45   #21
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"The 6 cylinder mermaid looks good but its hell of a lump....id hazard a guess and say that the extra few horses wouldnt make all that much difference (but what do i know!!)"


Agreed 200 hp is enough for me.
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Old 18 June 2004, 14:08   #22
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Also the 6 cylinder is heavier! I looked at that engine and decided it was a bad idea.

Should say the engine looks ok, (not 100% sure it's a mermaid though the same block) just not suited to a P22
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Old 18 June 2004, 14:13   #23
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I deserve a greenie for having my pic stolen

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Yep, us ribsters will splash anything, now were is that Ring

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Its no good asking Matt which way is Poole
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Certainly not that way


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Old 19 June 2004, 13:52   #28
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Seb, Pacman :

The Sternpowr leg can be close coupled directly on to an adapted borg warner box. (to close couple a gearbox the driveshaft bearing housing has to be removed from the leg). Also any box / engine combination can be coupled as the drive has a standard drive shaft flange. A universal shaft can be bought or made which is telescopic and would therefore fit different combinations of power units.

However all this costs time and money. With the costs involved, if i were considering repowering I would consider a different hull to start off with, probably a slightly lighter 7 metre hull.

The P22s are great, but the are ideally suited to a 4 cylinder engine and the sternpower leg. In my ming there is no point altering that set up for a few more knots when it would be easier to start again..

Also they are a heavy boat, and puting in a 250 hp or even 300 hp engine will make it even heavier for its length......
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Thanks....all duely noted....

Another hull is not an option as i feel there is no better hull available for the money in terms of ruggedness and quality of build, both points being higher on my list than looks (although they do possess a strange appeal).

As you say, stick with whats right and suits the boat so this is what i will do. Turbo 4/sternpowr hopefully with an uprate.

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