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Old 05-25-2010, 02:26 PM
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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...
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:33 PM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:33 PM
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$$$$Dollars$$$$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.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:40 PM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:36 PM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:51 PM
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....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).
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:01 PM
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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.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:03 PM
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On the build a boat option it has a deisel option. Maybe that is just for some boats though.
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Also, I could run farm fuel in the boat, doubt they would check it. tell them I'm hurding my sea cows.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:06 PM
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It would be harder to get diesel fuel filled on the water as well...
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