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Old 05-04-2010, 09:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I should have gotten a photo / video of the ICE in the engine compartment before I started ... but when I took it out I didn't know at the time I was going this route.

But here it is out of the boat, the 67 lb stinkpot:

(shown in the same orientation as the diagram in post #1)




Coincidentally, the entire engine is almost the exact same weight as one 6 volt golf cart battery.

Which always drives home to me how much power there is in petroleum fuel...

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