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Old 23-11-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Something for the Honda fans.

Im sure many will scoff at this but I just thought it was nice to see others pushing the boundaries of powerboat racing. I would very much like to hear anything further on the technical side of things if anyone knows of any more.

http://www.powerboat-world.com/Honda...irst/51071/arc
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Old 23-11-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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I wonder how long it will be before Mercury starts to get upset about people dropping rival powerheads onto their 12 inch leg.
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Old 23-11-2008, 03:29 PM   #3
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I thought they occasionally shared the same bed. Didn't the old 130 Honda use a merc lower?
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Maybe, there has been various fishing motor cooperation over the years but at the last UIM four stroke meeting Mercury said they would not permit anyone to use their midsection or gearcase. Having said that it was several years ago and times do change.

http://www.f1boat.com/02/4_stroke_1_update.html

Current favourite for 4 stroke would have to be 250 Etec , powerhead is standard but midsection and gearcase are not current production parts and come from the old OMC F1 project.

http://malcolmsphotos.fotopic.net/p54767254.html
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Old 24-11-2008, 12:05 PM   #5
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Current favourite for 4 stroke would have to be 250 Etec ,
Are you sure that's a four stroke?
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Old 24-11-2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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my thoughts exactly! you could even say it was closer to a diesel in the way it works!
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Are you sure that's a four stroke?

Ooops, yes that should read "green engine" SL class. It is big and heavy enough tho.
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The mid section and gearbox are in current production but not from brp.
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