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Old 02 February 2013, 15:08   #1
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Redbay Hyundai Engines

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I know nothing about these, but does anyone with superior knowledge have an idea of the kind of fuel economy they achieve?
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Old 02 February 2013, 15:22   #2
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Hyundai have been producing the unfortunately named Seasall for ages but it has had zero penetration on the UK market. I've had a nosey around both 180 and the 250 engines and I'm very keen to hear how the those two have performed on the water. The 180 was fitted in a hard boat and as you know, the 250 is now in a Stormforce 650.

It's good that they work (or can work) with Bravo 1 legs and existing Yamaha legs. They have a very small footprint but are quite tall. All the servicey bits are well positioned at the top so you can employ a mechanic who doesn't have an additional gynaecological qualification. They're light for the horsepower.

It will be very interesting to see what the fuel economy and reliability will be like...
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These engines caught my eye on this side of the pond as well. According to their spec sheets fuel consumption over the useful range of the engine is about 3.8 lbs per horsepower hour. This is fairly typical for modern turbo diesel engines. Electronic control and variable turbo should allow a broader load range as well, but it also adds complexity in that you will be a slave to the dealer if anything goes wrong. I tried to get specific answers from Hyundai and our nearest dealer with respect to maximum and minimum continuous loading specs as well as expected life under different conditions. All I got was vague answers or no answers at all.

As attractive as they look on the surface I wouldn't feel comfortable committing to one without some more proven case histories.
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