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Why is no one running a turbo charger on a boat engine?

Old 03-16-2019, 12:37 PM
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Default Why is no one running a turbo charger on a boat engine?

Title says it. Have a Volvo b 180. Why not?
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:55 PM
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Just about every new diesel has them.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:10 PM
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My boat has two turbochargers.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
My boat has two turbochargers.
And you own............ what?
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:56 PM
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do boat engines run "more wide open" ? hard on turbo?
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
do boat engines run "more wide open" ? hard on turbo?
I don't think running RPM has anything to do with it. If OP is asking about gas engines, I think it's more about available space and heat generated from turbos.

Outboards and inboard/IO gas don't have much space. Once you get to bigger boats you're moving into diesel territory, with much larger engine rooms. Gas just doesn't give the torque these big boats need, even with a turbo.
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And you own............ what?
A boat with twin volvos
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Diesel or gas?
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Diesel or gas?
Diesel
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:57 PM
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My twin diesels are turbocharged...3208TA CAT 375 HP.

most diesels have them
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I run a 32 h & h with a 265 deere with a turbo. Swings a 24 inch wheel, not sure how many gas engines can do that.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
Diesel



Turbo diesels rule. Don't try to put that shit on a gas boat. This ain't "Tokyo Drift".
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My old Hatteras had 2 turbos on each of the two engines. 4 in all.
Weird OP.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:46 PM
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I'm taking a guess I think the heat generated from a gas engine compaired to a diesel is why they don't work as well on gas in a salty marine environment. the honda aquatrax is one of the best wave runners around but they get a bad rap because most of them had turbos with lots of problems. I had a non turbo and never had an issue and great on fuel.
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Originally Posted by BST24351 View Post
I'm taking a guess I think the heat generated from a gas engine compaired to a diesel is why they don't work as well on gas in a salty marine environment. the honda aquatrax is one of the best wave runners around but they get a bad rap because most of them had turbos with lots of problems. I had a non turbo and never had an issue and great on fuel.
This and it’s just too much pluming for an outboard.
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Because Ford isn't in the marine engine making business. Otherwise, if they were, they would need all the help they could to make power.
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That is why 7 uses a supercharger.
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