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Old 12-31-2009, 02:47 AM
kiteklan kiteklan is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Boat: Mastercraft Prostar 190 1997 ,with steyr 236 HP Diesel
Location: Europa / Turkey South Coast
Posts: 173
Why Diesel Engine

Originally Posted by njskier View Post
I disagree to some extent.......diesels do take longer to "spool up" so the 0-36 mph time will suffer, but it should "hold" speed rather well (good for slalom), get 2-3 times the fuel economy of a gas V-8 and last much longer too. It would be a great engine choice in a wakeboard boat (heavy, ballast). I know diesel is the way to go for alot of reasons in europe.

Did you consider a 5.7 liter V-8 powered by propane? I know that's a good combo in europe as well.

BTW, that gelcoat is looking good! 2-week project? That's awesome! Looking forward to the pics as things progress.

Carpe Diem!
Nj,It took about 2 months to find this engine,those engines are not still show up in the 2nd hand market,this engine was at 600hr and year 2002 that is why we chose it.
For the progress check the pictures .

Name Stickers were for registration,we will work on something look nice with decals .
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