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Old 01-26-2005, 03:00 PM
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Ever seen a long tail boat?.... Not the sort of thing you will find in the mainland USofA. There are probably laws against this over here.
Not exactly an OM616....this is a 750cc Kawasaki industrial engine.


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Old 01-26-2005, 03:06 PM
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Not exactly an OM616....this is a 750cc Kawasaki industrial engine.


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Bet you can make a canoe fly with that........
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:24 PM
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yes, thats a nice little OE motor, all packaged and ready to go. I guess you could run that most places but its too wimpy for the heavy boats I saw in SE asia, capable of up to maybe 8 passengers, but man, what a ride!
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Try www.go-devil.com Crazy stuff, RT
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:30 PM
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Here, after some searching, is a pic of the long tail boat that I want

Edit: I think this happens to be a gasser but you get the idea!
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Have plans for wood boat

I have plans for the simmons sea skiff, historic boat built in NC near Wilmington for years. Very seaworthy. It was a "well-boat" with a well for the motor so nets could be used. The ones built with I/O motor did not have a well. But I too thought of using a 5cyl. diesel out of a 300TD I own to power it. What outdrive would I use?
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:14 AM
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I dislike Volvo, even though my dad has had a boat with a 270 drive for going on 11 years. Volvo makes a great engine just as long as you don't have to fix it. Parts are insane and try to call Volvo to get info or a part, it is like pulling teeth. Mercury Marine on the other hand has tons of cheap parts for their engines and customer service is pretty good. I deal with Volvo a few times a week during the summer and I hate having to call 3-4 times to get through. Did I mention parts price's will drive you through the roof? I ordered a new starter for a customer last year, I don't remember the engine but it was a little Volvo diesel, maybe the MD11 or 14 I don't remember. But the starter cost us $800!! List was just under $1200! Now Yanmar doesn't seem to pull that crap. Yanmar has cheaper parts and decent service, buy Yanmar's heck with Volvo.

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I would think an Alpha 1 drive would be fine. I don't think any MB diesel would put out enough power to need a Bravo.
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Does anyone have the link to the guy who has the big cabin cruiser with twin 617 turbodiesels? -shaft drive -engines are painted white thanks.

Found it
http://www.coastalboatsales.com/jfraley/gallery/scubaboo

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Twin MB 617Ts in boat

A nice job but tedious and very ambitious w/all the machine work. Wish I had a couple in my Richardson. I believe I would try some simpler way to go. I still think the MB trans would work. Must be sure to have trans. cooler working, though. i've pushed my 300CD for hours in max torque mode in front of big boat & trailer w/no adverse effects. These things are like farm tractors.
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Yes -if I ever decide to disappear -off dry land -Ill get a big boat cheap and re-do it!
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Yeah, the "big boat cheap" is the easy part. (And the first "happy day" in the life of a boat owner--and you know the "other" happiest day-------)

The serious involvement is when you go to fix it. Much better to get one already to rock. Sometimes they are as cheap as the 'junk" ones. Ask a boat owner who has done it.

Now, if you are one of those who will readily spend themselves for the joy of it, then the journey is the reward. Take it from one who knows--I've got 21 of them that followed me home----and I keep looking. Surprising how many are out there for the price of hitching them up to the hauler.

BTW: A guy just GAVE me a 77 450 SEL Estate (wagon) ! How's that for serendipidy. I'll be giggling for awhile.

(i'm STILL looking for theconversion to marine use of a 617 though)

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Yeah, the "big boat cheap" is the easy part. (And the first "happy day" in the life of a boat owner--and you know the "other" happiest day-------)

The serious involvement is when you go to fix it. Much better to get one already to rock. Sometimes they are as cheap as the 'junk" ones. Ask a boat owner who has done it.

Now, if you are one of those who will readily spend themselves for the joy of it, then the journey is the reward. Take it from one who knows--I've got 21 of them that followed me home----and I keep looking. Surprising how many are out there for the price of hitching them up to the hauler.

BTW: A guy just GAVE me a 77 450 SEL Estate (wagon) ! How's that for serendipidy. I'll be giggling for awhile.

(i'm STILL looking for theconversion to marine use of a 617 though)

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I used to build them-thought not quite so big so I can spot one that is not worth the trouble.So where does one utilize a big ole boat up there--Platte river?
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Only bigger water is on the Missouri River from Lewis & Clark Reservoir in the SE corner of SD to Lake Oahe which starts in the middle of the state at Pierre and runs North clear to the ND border & beyond. BUT---that's it. I need to be on the East coast where I came from early on---BEFORE I discovered boats. The Missouri run is described well in the book, "River Horse" by William Least Heat Moon of "The Blue Highways" fame. Very interesting read. I should do it again.

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I used to live off the belle fourche river in SD, in a small town of newell... great place to starve... massive water bills based on the amount of land you have... ya better grow something or have the farm bill money coming in to assist paying it... ugh. and I sure don't miss the winters up there!
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If I remember correctly, the guy with the Uniflite & 617s had a video posted that showed it in the water & running. It also chronicled the installation process, which was very interesting. I wish I could remember where I saw it - maybe YouTube?
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