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post #9 of Old 05-01-2012
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Re: Turbo charged diesel

Steel, you have no idea what you are talking about.

If your sailboat smokes at 80% throttle, something is amiss, likely the prop pitch. The smoke only happens on a properly setup diesel when it can't reach governed RPM.

Good luck making hull speed with a Harley at 1200 RPM.

Why do you think that nearly all over the road trucks in the world use turbo diesels. - because they hate efficiency? Turbos increase effective compression ratio. They generally demonstrate better efficiency than NA engines, not worse(but probably not at 8-1200 RPM).

Islander 30 MKII "Sojourn"

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