Originally Posted by bizzarrini
As Snoopys proud new master I have decided that she should be allowed to stret h her legs in competition again so I have enterd the RB12 race. I am very used to looking after and racing historic cars but am new to boats. Snoopy is bassicly sound but will require aa lot of work at if she is to sucsesfully race around the UK.
the UK. Any advice on what engin/s outdrive etc and who I should go to to have the boat prepared for such a rae would be much appreciated.
As a start I would look at the sort of HP the boat originally had, speeds expected, you budget and aims for the race, add in the length and weight of the boat and the room available for the engines and see what fits!
IMHO the choices of petrol or diesel are relatively straight forward, petrol will sound better (and be more in keeping with the boat), cost less to install and be a bit lighter but you'll need more fuel at a higher price.
Diesels will cost more to install, use less cheaper fuel, weigh a bit more and be harder on drives, I have to say the BY260's in our boat still sound nice just not as loud as V8's! The latest generation of common rail diesels are economical and the way to go for the future.