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Steven r
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Postby Steven r » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:29 am

Hi all,
My name is Steve from the UK. I would like to build a barrel back, not sure which one yet? It will be Deisel powered, hopefully 200HP+? I have had boats since the 60s, & currently have a good sea going boat at the moment in the UK.
I have not seen these boats in the flesh so it makes things more difficult. The boat will be run in Portugal on the lakes. Any input would be welcome!! Thanks in advance!!

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:42 am

Steve

Welcome! I run a 20' Tahoe with a 125 Yanmar (115 HP here, our horses are bigger). It will do 38 mph (60 kph). To get to 60 kph you will need about 250 hp. the problem with diesel is getting the right gearing. Diesel rpm is relatively low. I looked at 160 hp, max rpm was about 3400. The 125 max rpm is 3900. The 125 is 300 pounds lighter. That makes the power to weight ratio about the same. performance didn't suffer. It's cheaper to run, also. Our lunch run at the Gathering is about 56 Km each way. I use about 20 liters on the trip. The petro boats use a lot more. Join boatdiesel.com and you can explore lot of power combinations.

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Postby Steven r » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:16 am

Thank you Bill.
I was thinking of somthing that rev to 4000 rpm maybe Jaguar or the 2.9 in the Kia its the Mazda/ Ford design. Economy is important, fuel is very expensive in Europe. Is there anything that will take two engines? These engines are very light weight for diesels.
Steve.

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 am

Steve

There aren't any of these mahoganies designed for twin power. The Monte Carlo might be wide enough for two inline four cylinder engines. I'm sure this option is not included in the plans. You might find another design and modify it above the water line to look like what you want. I have thought about this from time to time.

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Re: New member

Postby Steven r » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:44 am

Bill.
Yes I no what I really want, i saw it in the late 60s. It was 28ft two cadis v8s and looked amazing it was a Riva, today 350-500k it was for sale £3000.
Back to reality I thought of restoring a big Christ craft but this idea sounds a good plan. Time will tell. It is completely different to what we have know. I may keep it as well.
Steve

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Re: New member

Postby gap998 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:30 pm

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Re: New member

Postby Steven r » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Hi,
Amazing, but some of these boats made from plans are very good!!
I am leaning towards building maybe a Monte Carlo maybe stretched with v8 turbo diesel, but I need to move where there are lakes. No good in UK.
Steve.

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Re: New member

Postby Steven r » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Bill,
Ment to say the performance of your boat is very good. The economy amazing!! I like boats that you can use every day if you wish!

Steve.

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Re: New member

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:39 pm

Steve

When you look at engines for boats you really need to look at torque. My 125HP diesel has the same torque as about 175HP gas engine.

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