Originally Posted by Scarron
Why not go single engined?
Perhaps I am misreading the rules but why not enter in one of the two Classic classes with a single engine?
H2 up to 8.5 litre petrol/13 litre diesel or if you go with
H1 up to 18 litre petrol/18 litre diesel
[you can't run more than 25% more capacity than originally installed]
I reckon it'd go pretty well with a single Cummins QSB480 on an NXT leg...
A comment re a single engine jobby.
As far as I can make out the only single engine jobs doing marathon racing are My Pleasure II & the rib Barny (which dumped it`s driver overboard).
As I understand it,you need 2 engines one of which can be an auxilary for some smaller and historic class catorgories,but that auxiliary has to be capable of pushing the boat long at 5mph for a min of 35miles to get you home.
Can`t figure out how My Pleasure II with it`s single Yanmar got round this,as from the pic attached cannot see provision for an auxilary clip on or an auxilary piece of sterngear,mind you he does hug the coast a bit when racing.
If you went single engine,does one want the business of having a deadweight clip on and fuel(in the case of single diesel),or even extra drag of sterngear even if one did managed to fit an auxilary inboard,or by some cunning gearbox/v drive arrangement connected to the auxilary.
Maybe this is the reason no one has gone this route.