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Diesel compared to outboards

Postby Old PDQ Message Board » Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:27 am

Diesel compared to outboards

Posted by Denny DeRanek on April 21, 2003 at 09:31:00:

I am shopping for pdq 36, and trying to decide rather deisel or out boards. I
have been on boats with both. Does any one have any opinions or facts one way or
the other

Thanks in advance
Denny
Want to be pdq owner

Follow Ups:

Re: Diesel compared to outboards Alex Kehayes 10:01:20 04/30/03 (2)
Diesel generator ncdd 11:39:42 05/02/03 (1)
Re: Diesel generator Alex Kehayes 14:15:21 05/05/03 (0)
My Two-Cents Chet White 18:32:14 04/29/03 (0)
Thanks for the input!!! Denny Deranek 05:45:23 04/22/03 (1)
Re: Thanks for the input!!! Dan Hofmann 04:07:28 04/23/03 (0)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Dan Hofmann 04:43:14 04/22/03 (1)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Terry Green 05:07:01 04/22/03 (0)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Terry Green 11:51:47 04/21/03 (3)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Roger Pollard 11:42:26 04/26/03 (0)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Dan Hofmann 04:01:41 04/26/03 (0)
Re: Diesel compared to outboards Thomas Gillispie 05:14:03 04/22/03 (0)

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Re: Diesel compared to outboards

Posted by Alex Kehayes on April 30, 2003 at 10:01:00:
In Reply to: Diesel compared to outboards posted by Denny DeRanek on April 21,
2003 at 09:31:00:


We chartered Anagyri which has outboards, but bought Half Moon which has the 18
HP Yanmars. We motorsailed (with emphasis on motor) our new boat from Ft

Lauderdale to Edenton, NC, a distance of about 1000 miles, up the ICW in
fourteen days. My comments are based on this limited experience. We had the
Entec diesel generator installed before we left. Running the three diesel
engines required about 1 gallon/hr. Without a doubt, the outboards are faster
when under sail, more convenient to service and less expensive. But, given our
desire to have AC available underway it made sense to have one fuel source and I
am much more comfortable with diesel fuel aboard. Also, the quieter,lower
frequency diesels are more conversation friendly. Unless you're a daysailer or
making open water passages, you're going to be listening to those engines quite
a bit. Good luck.

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Diesel generator ncdd 11:39:42 05/02/03 (1)
Re: Diesel generator Alex Kehayes 14:15:21 05/05/03 (0)

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