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Upgrading CCV System - Cummins B Series
by Peter Compton
Upgrading the Walkers Airsep CCV System on our Cummins B-Series engines to the newer Walker Engineering Heavy Duty CCE Series.
Building Miss Rebecca - 26 ft Jack Tar - Designed by Arch Davis
by Gary Zwissler
Building a Arch Davis designed 26ft Jack Tar and installing Cummins 6BT5.9 M engines from Cal-Pacific diesels.
Boat ShowsMore
Miami International Boat Show - 2005
The 64th edition of the Miami International Boat Show features the latest powerboats, engines and accessories from more than 2,200 exhibitors on more than 2.3 million square feet of exhibition space. Featured in this article - marine diesel engines from manufacturer's like John Deere, Caterpillar, Cummins, Volvo Penta, MAN, MTU, Yanmar, Westerbeke and Vetus.
Volvo Penta D11-725 Marine Diesel Propulsion Engine
Volvo Penta D11-725 Marine Diesel Propulsion Engine - Specifications, Images and Product News.
Understanding DieselsMore
My DIY Article on Alarming a Cummins B Series Engine
by Rob Schepis
It is old news to explain the shortcomings of the Cummins B Series Diamonds when it comes to monitoring and alarms.
Project BoatMore
Blackfin Rudder Failures
by Peter Compton
A design fault seriously weakened the rudder shafts resulting in the loss of both rudders while under way. We detail our experiences and the fix.
Understanding Stern GearMore
Propeller Selection - Getting it right
by Peter Compton
Correct matching of propellers to the engines and boat is essential for optimum performance and good engine life. Here we discuss in some depth our experience and the positive impact of slightly under-propping.
World Championship ENDURANCE P1 Germany G.P.
Ten thousand people, crowding the Baltic seaside, saw FB Design's 'SONY' powerboat win the first leg, after an exciting struggle with Austrian Hannes Bohinc and his monohull - SONY is powered by twin Isotta Fraschini, L1306TS - 900 hp engines, driving through ZF 550 transmissions and ZF Trimax 2200 ITR surface drives.
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Trying to quiet the ‘Cat’ - Upgrading the exhaust on a 3208 Caterpillar
by Scott Young
Details on incorporating a muffler into the existing exhaust system on a 1989 Wilbur 34 fly-bridge cruiser with a single 3208 Caterpillar marine diesel engine. Including construction of fiberglass muffler, modification of exhaust riser, end result and project cost.