1464Re: [AtkinBoats] Re:Has anyone ever actually built Restless?
- Feb 19, 2007Yep, that Westerbeke is mighty expensive! <whew!> It's a marinized Mazda
industrial engine, BTW.
I looked at the GM 1600 Vortec and it looks pretty good on paper. It's not
just something they yanked out of a cheap economy car. It's kinda revvy
for a marine engine, but it might work alright running at lower RPM, and
You might consider getting a Kubota industrial engine and mating it to a
reverse gear. If you use a keel cooler (let into the bottom planking) you
really don't need to do much marinizing. Robb White used a Kubota in his
"Rescue Minor" with a jackleg reverse and a keel cooler. He used an
agricultural diaphragm pump and some imagination for cooling the exhaust:
Glen-L has some runabout designs more suited for overpowering than
Restless, many designed by Ken Hankinson:
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:46:36 -0800, darryl wrote:
> Below is an email from a Westerbeke dealer in California concerning the
> W70GA engine I
> was considering for Restless.
> Dear Mr. Hammonds,
> Thank you for your inquiry on the Westerbeke W-70GA. Pricing is as
> W-70 w/ ZF 25M 2.7:1 Transmission 11,232.00 + Shipping
> W-70 - Bobtail 8,698.00 + Shipping.
> This engine would have to be built and shipped from Westerbeke in
> Taunton, MA.
I have no truck with lettuce, cabbage, and similar chlorophyll.
Any dietician will tell you that a running foot of apple strudel
contains four times the vitamins of a bushel of beans. <S. J.
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