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Old 19 August 2009, 08:42   #1
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Unusual Verado Installation

Something different we had to fit a month or two ago.
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Old 19 August 2009, 08:55   #2
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So you are saying I should forget saving for a rib and cut a couple of holes in the skip I have sitting outside?
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So you are saying I should forget saving for a rib and cut a couple of holes in the skip I have sitting outside?
Yeah, its a very cheap way of getting on the water, apart from the cost of the engines!
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Murphy's war, updated!

Brilliant!
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So whats the WOT speed going to be - 7 maybe 8 knots ?????? Seems a waste of 2 very nice engines .
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why would anyone do this?
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I think it may benefit from some doel fins, to get the most benefit from the power trim...
when are the tubes going on?
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why would anyone do this?
Easier than fitting two diesels.
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IMHO a complete waste of two good engines and a soon-to-be expensive mistake.

It looks like they are trying to convert a dumb barge into a self propelled barge.

The verados like most petrol outboards are by nature low torque high revs engines. for a heavy steel rig such as this, you need to be able to turn a big prop at lower rpms for any kind of efficiency. Hence all such vessels come with diesel inboards turning at 1200-1800 rpms.

Fuel consumption would be off the charts compared to a diesel inboard.

I don't believe the engines will last very long here. Watch out for "For Sale - 2 X 300 HP Mercuray Verados, low hours, barely used, blown powerhead"
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