Speed trials in Sweden with the new DI16M V8Taken from: Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2012
Long-term prototype testing of the new V8s was carried out in two twin-installation Swedish Sea Rescue Society 20m lifeboats (3m longer than the RNLI Tamar class lifeboats).
The engines are reported to have performed as designed with no unpleasant surprises throughout the test period. They started and ran reliably, responded quickly to changes in throttle settings and proved to be economic in fuel consumption.
We were able to try out the new engines in a hands-on test during a press event in S....Please login to read the rest of this story
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