I worked on automobiles and motorcyles (and a few gas powered boats) for
years, until I got tired of all the grime and nasty chemicals, so I'm most
familiar with gas engines, and have a fondness for the old-fashioned ones.
You give good reasons for your preference for diesels, but I'd still rather
have a gas engine, unless the boat is big enough to hide the diesel under
lots of sound deadening, and maybe has a flying bridge so you can climb up
out of the exhaust stink. ;o)
It's good to hear that the newer small diesels are smooth and quiet. I guess
they aren't made by Detroit. <g> Too bad they can't figure out how to put a
quiet engine into diesel pickups...
On Wed, 03 Mar 2004 02:32:50 -0000, Rich wrote:
> hello John and all. to answer you query concerning why a diesel and
> not gas engine, my reasons are this: realibilty, no electrical system
> to go afoul or fool with, economical but that not my reason for
> wanting one. longevity, and newer small diesels are quite smooth, the
> 3 cyl is very quiet and smooth running.
It s a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!
<Attributed to Andrew Jackson>