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kgrove 05-25-2010 03:26 PM

Diesel engine?
 
Why doesn't MC sell more boats with a diesel engine? I would think the low end torque would make them much better performers on a wakeboard boat than their gas cousins, yet I rarely if ever see one on a MC or any other brand for that matter (until you start getting into the much larger ocean going boats). Just curious...

06197ttlq9-footer 05-25-2010 03:33 PM

My guess is that the small blocks power curve is what makes all this possible. The diesel may have the torque but will not turn the higher rpm fast enough. Oh and the fumes would make you sick after a while.

TMCNo1 05-25-2010 03:33 PM

$$$$Dollars$$$$Dollars, just ask any dealer what the upgrade price is and it will be obvious. Around here, the price of diesel fuel is 40 cents a gallon more than gasoline.

vision 05-25-2010 03:40 PM

I agree with Harold. It is the sticker shock of upgrading to a diesel. It was the most expensive engine option when it first became available.

I have never noticed the fumes on larger boats with diesel engines, but perhaps on a small ski boat it would be more noticeable.

stuartmcnair 05-25-2010 05:36 PM

fumes are a non issue on newer diesels. As for power, diesels have so much more power across the board than gas engines it's not even funny. Cost of fuel? No, diesels are about forty percent more fuel efficient so they easily make up the cost of fuel. The issue is the weight of the engine and the cost of the engine. Them things are expensive.

bobx1 05-25-2010 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMCNo1 (Post 681737)
....Around here, the price of diesel fuel is 40 cents a gallon more than gasoline.

In theory, a marine application should qualify for off-road/farm/red diesel but that stuff may not mix well with the new engines (low sulphur burning).

TMCNo1 05-25-2010 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobx1 (Post 681800)
In theory, a marine application should qualify for off-road/farm/red diesel but that stuff may not mix well with the new engines (low sulphur burning).

All the more to go gas with a tax deduct means it's only $2.20 a gallon or less.

TayMC197 05-25-2010 06:03 PM

On the build a boat option it has a deisel option. Maybe that is just for some boats though.

TayMC197 05-25-2010 06:03 PM

Also, I could run farm fuel in the boat, doubt they would check it. tell them I'm hurding my sea cows.

scott023 05-25-2010 06:06 PM

It would be harder to get diesel fuel filled on the water as well...


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