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Re: Turbo diesels
So the thing will run which is good to know. Question remains with enough hp to adequately move the boat. From the above helpful and appreciated posts. Abstract
May not fail catatrophically
May or may not destroy the rest of the engine. My concern is on passage as coastally you can just right a hurtful check. Specific question is blown turbo and need for several days of powering - what does that do to the engine?
Hp will decrease but how much? Yes Martha you do get waves even in the absence of wind sometimes and it's nice to stay ahead of the front and have an engine to get through that cut when you get to where you're going.
Btw emailed yanmar same questions as original post. Still waiting for an answer. Will share it if they respond.
Glad to hear naturally aspirated diesels are available. Haven't seen one in a new boat in quite some time. Maybe people wouldn't accept the extra weight to get to the same hp or the naturally aspirated version won't fit. Think it common to spec the lowest hp to adequately serve intended use due to weight and expense. I have 75hp on a 30k lbs. boat and think that adequate. Think less would not be.