Originally Posted by Alan
AFAIK a diesel engine is more expensive than an outboard to maintain. Of course this is just received wisdom and hearsay so in true rib.net style I will state it as an absolute fact and get into a massive flame war with anyone who dares disagree with me!
(But there is some logic about an outboard being easier to access than an inboard diesel that would lead me to think that I am speaking somewhere near the truth.)
, you don’t know what you are talking about.
I have a mate who has a ….…….
. you might have a point but there are so many different factors to take into account you cannot give a definitive answer. For me it is cheaper because I can service a diesel myself and spare parts for my engine generally come direct from Ford. If I don’t have time to do a job I go to an agricultural engineer who is cheaper than the boat yard
. But if you own a more exotic engine and rely on the yards to do the work a diesel might be more expensive
WHICH? Used to a comparison between a diesel and petrol car of the same model to work out which was cheapest to own. From memory and a few years back if you owned a Fiesta diesel you would have to run a minimum of 18000 miles a year to justify the additional cost, I would love to know how that would Work comparing the same Dev to petrol RIBs.