We're going to take a look at several powertrain designs that, at least in theory, can offer performance improvements and fuel savings relative to traditional yacht diesel engine installations. But before we can do that we need to take a closer look at how engines and propellers behave so we can start from solid, well-understood ground before we venture into the unknown.
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- Better Powertrains For Auxiliary Sailboats and Motorboats
- Understanding An Engine Fuel Map
- What Marine Engine Duty Ratings Mean To You
- Propeller Efficiency
- How To Stop Killing Your Engine With Kindness
- How To Select The Best Power and Propeller Settings For Your Engine
- Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs)
- Selection Criteria For The New Engine For “Morgan’s Cloud”
- New Engine For “Morgan’s Cloud”—What We Chose
- Engine Installation—The Devil Is In The Details
- Perkins M92B, Initial Report Card
- New Engine, The Proof is in The Voyage
Matt, Engineering Correspondent, is a Professional Engineer and true renaissance man, with a wide range of expertise including photography and all things boat design. He has a unique ability to make complex subjects easy to understand and he keeps an eye on the rest of us to make sure that we don’t make any technical mistakes. Working as M. B. Marsh Marine Design, Matt designs innovative powerboats of all shapes and sizes.