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Old 24-09-2013, 20:26   #1
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Questions for All-Cruisers of Life and Marine Retailers alike

Hey,

I am working a group project in hopes of bringing a solution to the age of problem of moving diesel-engine equipped boat to colder waters, when the engine has been off for a period of time, or potentially have a resolution to other heating, cooling, generating energy, and other issues . So I a few questions I would like to get everyone's insight on. Thank YOU!

I understand this is a vague question but I would insight either way... What are desirable innovations you would like to see be made in the next 10 years?

How comfortable are you doing DIY projects on you boat?

If you have an inboard diesel engine, how often do you do cold start?

Do you have any interest in having a remote start interest?

What are the dimensions of you boat engine?

How long do you plan of keeping or have you kept your boat?
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:45   #2
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Re: Questions for All-Cruisers of Life and Marine Retailers alike

improved efficiency of solar panel would be #1 for me, along with improved efficiency of other systems like refrigeration.

We have an inboard, By my definition we cold start every time we start. (No jacket preheat, no pre-oiler, etc....)

I have no desire to remote start the little toy diesel.

3 cylinders, 1.1Liter.

Had the boat for 5 years, will keep it for many more.
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That's a lot of questions.

I have absolutely no interest in having a remote start. By the time I start my engine, I've already spent a good deal of time on deck, pulling out winch handles, hoisting the ensign, removing dodger window covers, setting up helm gear, et cetera. Turning on the ignition key manually five minutes prior to departure only takes a couple of seconds.
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