369Re: [AtkinBoats] isuzu engine for sand dollar
- Nov 5, 2004That's a big chunk of engine! It'll probably be at least 200 pounds heavier
than the biggest engine the Atkins recommended, and more powerful. At least
it's not a high-speed engine. I keep reading that the light, high-speed
diesels like Yanmar don't like to run at a light load...
On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 21:54:35 -0000, Andrew wrote:
> I am considering building Sand Dollar, as a more easily and quickly
> built alternative to the slightly larger day cruisers I mentioned in
> an earlier post. My main priority is the large cockpit, anyway.
> A friend of mine in Seattle has an Isuzu 6 cylinder marine diesel
> that he is willing to let me have. All he wants in return is to take
> the boat over there for the winters. That would certainly make the
> boat happy! But I'm not sure if it's too big or not. It's 90 hp at
> 1800 rpm, 396 cid, and about 750lbs. He's also got a zf 2:1 gear with
> 10 deg down angle, about 75lbs. Is this setup too much for Sand
> Dollar? I wouldn't want to over power it. The displacement certainly
> violates the Atkins' specs, but the power and weight seem like they
> might be close enough. I would welcome any experienced or thoughful
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can
be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
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