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Forum: Diesel   09-05-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
Detroit 8V71

Many thanks to you both for your observations. Really helpful and interesting.

It would be nice to have the best of both worlds, which is to say it would be nice to have a 100hp diesel with its...
Forum: Diesel   08-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
Detroit Diesel

Cool.

I most definitely shall not mess about with the engines :)

You are right about parts availabilty. There are engine overhaul kits on e-bay.

Frankly I love the sound of these engines....
Forum: Diesel   08-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
Detroit V871TI

That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

I think it is going to be a trial and error job by watching consumption at various speeds unless I can find out from the manufacturer.
Forum: Diesel   08-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
You are quite correct. It is cubic inches. ...

You are quite correct. It is cubic inches.

This is all new to me.

Have not yet bought the boat. Trying to figure out whether it has any sort of decent range, and whether I could run it on one...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By phlebas
Steel Hull

I hope you have lots of fun renovating the boat :)

I confess that a friend of mine persuaded me not to go for the steel hull.

I would have valued the feeling of safety and solidity, but on the...
Forum: Diesel   08-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
Maths

Oops. Not 8.31 knots. Now you know why I need your help :laugher
Forum: Diesel   08-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 8,843
Posted By phlebas
Detroit Diesel 8V71TI - Long distance cruising?

I found a wonderful old post by WarpP:

"I had a 8V71 take off after it warmed up, because someone put three of the oil rings in upside down. By the time we got the plywood against the turbo...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-16-2009
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,083
Posted By phlebas
River Thames, London, England.

River Thames, London, England.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By phlebas
Talking Steel Hull Project

I decided to renovate a 1960s fibreglass motorboat this summer (19 ft).

It marked the beginning of countless trips to the Chandlery, numerous sandwiches and lots of flasks of tea on the hard...
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