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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default FI vs. Carb

why are most boats still carburated? is it a performance thing I'm guessing? Cheaper way to make more power than a stock FI system? I don't own a boat, but I ride in them every weekend (way better to just buy gas) and all the boats I ride in are carbed. Newer boats like a '00 Rinker captiva, and a mid 90's Liberator for example.

And why is it that this 4x4 site is talking more and more about boats everyday? I don't mind, I'm just curious.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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coast guard regs take along time to change
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Old July 9th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Most boats are now fuel injected. An 8 year old rinker and a 10+ year old liberator are not newer boats.
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merc hiperf outboards have been FI since like 91-92
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Most boats are now fuel injected. An 8 year old rinker and a 10+ year old liberator are not newer boats.
no not new but you'd think that by 2000 shit would be FI. when you consider the age of the boat compared to FI in cars/trucks is what I'm getting at. Just about every car/truck in the late 80's early 90's were FI and boats use engines from cars/trucks

and I guess I don't understand the coast guard regs thing. It couldn't be an emissions policy
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no not new but you'd think that by 2000 shit would be FI. when you consider the age of the boat compared to FI in cars/trucks is what I'm getting at. Just about every car/truck in the late 80's early 90's were FI and boats use engines from cars/trucks

and I guess I don't understand the coast guard regs thing. It couldn't be an emissions policy

more to do with fire suppression, every piece on a boat is supposed to be coast guard approved...everything
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more to do with fire suppression, every piece on a boat is supposed to be coast guard approved...everything
really? that's interesting and it makes sense. thanks
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