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Old 05-04-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Pair Of Detroit 6v53

Someone with gas that wants to repower with diesel. Here's a couple Detroit Diesels on the East Coast fairly cheap.
They're rated about 200 hp @ 2800. I ran many of these years ago in the USN and they were reliable for me. Much better than any recreational rated diesel.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Twin-Diesel...5a1DTi&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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Someone with gas that wants to repower with diesel. Here's a couple Detroit Diesels on the East Coast fairly cheap.
They're rated about 200 hp @ 2800. I ran many of these years ago in the USN and they were reliable for me. Much better than any recreational rated diesel.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Twin-Diesel...5a1DTi&vxp=mtr
2 stroke Detroits is a hard sell in this day and age...especially in yachts.
I have worked with Detroits for years and am very comfortable with them. 2 stroke only! No 8.2 4 strokes..had 2 and never again!
6-71 in a solid boat? I'm in!
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Ad linked is for 4-53's
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2 stroke Detroits is a hard sell in this day and age...especially in yachts.
I have worked with Detroits for years and am very comfortable with them. 2 stroke only! No 8.2 4 strokes..had 2 and never again!
6-71 in a solid boat? I'm in!
The Perkins 6.354 is fine but I think a 4-53 Detroit would be sweet on our little trawler .
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:01 PM   #5
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The Perkins 6.354 is fine but I think a 4-53 Detroit would be sweet on our little trawler .
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Probably do better to advertise them over on the Hatteras site. Plenty of 42 and 48LRC’s with 453 twins still cranking.
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I love the sound of twin 2 stroke Detroits on a crisp still early morning from 20 miles away
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The 53 series is known to last near forever. Because no one can put up with the noise they make above like 1/3'd power!!

Most efficient machine ever devised for converting diesel fuel into noise!!

(just kidding, sorta..)
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The 53 series is known to last near forever. Because no one can put up with the noise they make above like 1/3'd power!!

Most efficient machine ever devised for converting diesel fuel into noise!!

(just kidding, sorta..)
I ran a scrap handling machine for a year or two with a 4-53 in it, and it always struck me as the noisiest DD I'd ever had to tolerate, with a particularly irritating note, most of which seemed to come from the block rather than the exhaust. Much worse than the 6 (machines and compressors), 8V (trucks), and 12V-71's (machinery), and there have been a lot of them.

Might be fine in a boat, though; I wouldn't know.
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