1475Re: [AtkinBoats] An alternate engine for Restless ...
- Feb 28, 2007The biggest of those Kawasakis might _just_ do for a Restless. Restless
wants 40-50 hp., but those V-twins are so much lighter than the old 133
cu. in. engines that one of them might just do the trick.
BUT, there's a big "but." The Kawasaki V-twins aren't marine engines. You
could use one in an open boat, but if you're gonna put one in an enclosed
engine compartment, or below deck, you'll have to use a marine carburettor
and marine electrical equipment (the electronic ignition may be fine as it
is if it doesn't use a distributor). Hooking up a conventional reverse
gear would also be a problem.
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 19:15:18 -0800, Ken G wrote:
> ... but Kawasaki makes a nice looking power plant that appears to be a
> fit for some inboard designs. These two links show the biggest (29 HP)
> smallest (16 HP) in Kawasaki's line of overhead valve water-cooled v-twin
> engines. They have five more models in between these sizes:
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