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Yesterday, 03:42 PM
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Posted By andosan

Direct injection is an improvement but not a...

Direct injection is an improvement but not a ground breaking one.

Contra-rotating - do you mean like the Suzuki 350? Again an improvement but an incremental one.

Like I said - lots of small...
Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By andosan

Lots of small technical improvements but...

Lots of small technical improvements but comparing spec sheets side by side the biggest difference youíll notice is greatly reduced weight. Thatís true of most of the mainstream manufacturers for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By andosan

Yep, if it saves me a stopover.

Yep, if it saves me a stopover.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,312
Posted By andosan

Australia has a great diversity of landscapes due...

Australia has a great diversity of landscapes due to, like the US, large land area that spans the tropics to frigid zones.

We have huge areas of arid landscape and desert, from sand dunes to...
10-15-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By andosan

If you connect it to a laptop with TimeZero...

If you connect it to a laptop with TimeZero software it will store the bathymetry.
10-15-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,914
Posted By andosan

May be an application for making cores for hulls...

May be an application for making cores for hulls and other components, which are then glassed and finished as required. Quite intricate shapes could be produced this way, and potentially much faster...
10-15-2019, 04:48 AM
10-14-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By andosan

In general, electronics are much more reliable...

In general, electronics are much more reliable than mechanical systems. Electronically controlled diesels have been in mainstream use in recreational boats for over 15 years now. If you do some...
10-14-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By andosan

Going a bit from memory here cause I donít have...

Going a bit from memory here cause I donít have the specs in front of me, so the details may not be quite right.

Those 5.9 Cummins were made in a wide range of outputs from around 220hp up to...
10-13-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By andosan

Cummins are the pick for diesels in this size...

Cummins are the pick for diesels in this size range, no question.

Basic maintenance and servicing can be done by yourself easily - oil changes, air filters, fuel filters, zinc anodes.

More...
10-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,187
Posted By andosan

Perhaps you could add something useful to the...

Perhaps you could add something useful to the discussion by posting some information and examples to support your claims.
10-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By andosan

How? Special fittings to supply water to the...

How? Special fittings to supply water to the pickups? What do you do with all the used cooling water that is being pumped overboard?

Sounds like a lot of farting around to save $420.
10-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,805
Posted By andosan

LI32 has put some good numbers up. I use my Cabo...

LI32 has put some good numbers up. I use my Cabo 32 about 200-230 hours per year, mixture of 130 mile round trips to our canyons, plus shorter fishing and cruising trips. I average about 8000...
10-12-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,731
Posted By andosan

Well the thing is that large diesel engines are...

Well the thing is that large diesel engines are the most efficient way of moving large loads. Hence their use in mining equipment, trains and large boats.

Tell me - how do you match the ~5200hp...
10-10-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,116
Posted By andosan

NewRanger Forum...

NewRanger Forum (http://www.newranger.net/forums/index.php)

There is a forum on the Ranger. Plenty of good info there.

As I said itís been around for about a decade here in Australia. Itís...
10-10-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By andosan

Bigger issue than antennas or anything else is...

Bigger issue than antennas or anything else is that fixed VHF radios output 25W; most handhelds are limited to 5W.
10-10-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,731
Posted By andosan

Not sure if serious or sarcasm...

Not sure if serious or sarcasm...
10-08-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,731
Posted By andosan

It would also buy a lot of maintenance and upkeep...

It would also buy a lot of maintenance and upkeep on a set of diesels already in the boat.
10-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,731
Posted By andosan

Makes sense. Youíre at around $500k or so just in...

Makes sense. Youíre at around $500k or so just in bare engines before conversion, rigging etc.
10-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,731
Posted By andosan

Some issues to think about (not exhaustive by any...

Some issues to think about (not exhaustive by any means):

1. Any 70í ish sportfish is going to have around 3500-4000hp in twin diesels. Just replicating that power in outboards will be difficult...
10-07-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,242
Posted By andosan

People need to stop referencing Mooreís Law. It...

People need to stop referencing Mooreís Law. It applies to the number and density of transistors on integrated circuit boards.

You canít just apply it to any form of technology to start...
10-07-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,145
Posted By andosan

In theory that could be a problem but in practice...

In theory that could be a problem but in practice it just doesnít happen very often. Look at the electronically injected diesels these days - they all have electronic controls.
10-07-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By andosan

A convertible/sportfish or an open style express...

A convertible/sportfish or an open style express has a number of advantages over a cruiser style.

Primarily more living spaces. The open expresses have cabin/helm deck/cockpit, convertible will...
10-07-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 41,236
Posted By andosan

To the OP I donít have anything to add from...

To the OP

I donít have anything to add from a technical planning and logistics point of view, but since you asked an open forum for any/all advice and info...

Keep an open mind about any...
10-05-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 505,837
Posted By andosan

Ah yes, there was a recent article about him in...

Ah yes, there was a recent article about him in Marlin Mag I think.
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