- Sep 1, 2011
- Piker Central
- Boat Make
- 31 BHM
DE-PT boat ??
There was a Packard in a 36 back in 2000
Mild mannered one, only 13,500 hp
Mine have intercoolers and are rated at 18,500 hp. Missing the carb for one of them, been trying to find one for a while now. See that big pipe toward the back of the engine? That's how they put it into and out of gear, takes 100 pounds of force to dog it in, there's no flywheel and it's a mechanical gearbox. If the starter went on one of their engines, they could build up speed with the other two and dog it in to fire it up, just like a standard shift vehicle.
Pretty sure they're off the mark just a wee bit with the 500 gph, more like 60 (which is what a 1,000 hp Cat consumes btw).
They weigh in at 3,000 lbs including the gearbox and are magnificent!