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Re: Repower confusion (horsepower)

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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
Sloop- One time, long, long ago I thought (briefly) about buying a salmon tender. It had a six cylinder Washington diesel in it that put out 300 hp. Maximum rpm was 300. It was about 10 feet long and 5' tall, I have no idea what that monster must have weighed, but man did it sound cool. I love hearing a boat with a Gardner going by, as engines go a pretty relaxing sound.
That's a tad beyond what I had in mind. Years ago I knew some longshoremen and they told me about big ship diesels - they had doors or hatches in the cylinders so guys could go in and decarbon the head while standing on the piston. I imagine they ran about the same speed as your Washington.

That's a whole different world.
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