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Hi

 

Just thought I should introduce myself, my name is Andrew Knight from Marine Power Solutions. We have been supplying inboard marine diesels for about 8 years and have sold about 750 in this time. In the new year we are bringing out a new range of dedicated inland waterways engines, these will be keel cooled with water cooled exhaust manifolds, twin alternators, deluxe control panel all as standard.

 

If anyone would like further information, please contact me here or email andrew.knight@marine-power.net.

 

You can visit our website for more information, the pictures of the keel cooled engines are not correct. When we have the new model, these will be updated. The engines will be painted in British Racing green and finished to our high standards.

 

Gearbox options include mechanical or hydraulic versions, our standard fitting is with PRM but any others are available.

 

Many thanks for taking the time to read this, I thought it would be useful to this forum to see that there is an alternative supplier who sells at the right price.

 

Andrew

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Eh? Somebody takes the time to give us information about a product which will be of great interest to boat owners, and you REPORT it? Surely you should be thanking Andrew. Perhaps you have a horse-drawn boat or a pedalo and thus are not interested in diesel marine engines, but other people certainly are.

 

Andrew, just one point: you say that these engines are painted BRG, yet on your web site they look medium blue. How come?

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Eh? Somebody takes the time to give us information about a product which will be of great interest to boat owners, and you REPORT it? Surely you should be thanking Andrew. Perhaps you have a horse-drawn boat or a pedalo and thus are not interested in diesel marine engines, but other people certainly are.

 

It's an advertisement which is against the forum rules. If the OP wishes to advertise here they should contact the sitecrew to be put in the links directory.

 

 

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Eh? Somebody takes the time to give us information about a product which will be of great interest to boat owners, and you REPORT it? Surely you should be thanking Andrew. Perhaps you have a horse-drawn boat or a pedalo and thus are not interested in diesel marine engines, but other people certainly are.

 

Andrew, just one point: you say that these engines are painted BRG, yet on your web site they look medium blue. How come?

 

Quite agree. But what exactly is British Racing Green? Is it just a conveniently appealing name for Bottle Green or Buckingham Green?

I think Bottle Green would be more appropriate for a narrowboat!

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Quite agree. But what exactly is British Racing Green? Is it just a conveniently appealing name for Bottle Green or Buckingham Green?

I think Bottle Green would be more appropriate for a narrowboat!

The colour in which British racing cars used to be painted before they started having adverts clarted all over them.

 

But you knew that, surely?

 

It's an advertisement which is against the forum rules. If the OP wishes to advertise here they should contact the sitecrew to be put in the links directory.

Rubbish. It gives basic information and invites readers to visit a web site where the engines ARE advertised. No doubt you would be in favour of the Wilts & Berks canal society removing their thread on the grounds that it is advertising their fund-raising bid, too.

How do you know, incidentally, that Andrew has not contacted the site crew?

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Rubbish. It gives basic information and invites readers to visit a web site where the engines ARE advertised.

 

It's a commercial site, they have commercial gains, the post is purely for commercial reasons.

 

I wouldn't want posts from Raymarine every time they brought out a new product either.

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It's a commercial site, they have commercial gains, the post is purely for commercial reasons.

 

 

That may be so, after all one would not expect them to give the engines away, but they are pointing CWF readers towards information which may well be of interest. There are plenty of precedents: think of Chuggy's numerous posts about his hire boat business, for example. If Andrew had been pointing us towards a product which was of absolutely no interest to most of our colleagues, such as an on-line casino, I would of course agree with you entirely. But marine engines are for boats, and most of us have or want a boat.

Incidentally, Moss green as used by Lister is also a version of BRG

 

Richard

So it's named after Stirling of that ilk rather than after the stuff which grows in chinks in brickwork?

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That may be so, after all one would not expect them to give the engines away, but they are pointing CWF readers towards information which may well be of interest. There are plenty of precedents: think of Chuggy's numerous posts about his hire boat business, for example. If Andrew had been pointing us towards a product which was of absolutely no interest to most of our colleagues, such as an on-line casino, I would of course agree with you entirely. But marine engines are for boats, and most of us have or want a boat.

 

So if Volvo started posting everytime they produced a engine for marine use it would be okay? The board doesn't except commercial advertising for a very good reason and I hope it stays that way. If it ever does, it should be so the board would gain financially in the running of it.

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That may be so, after all one would not expect them to give the engines away, but they are pointing CWF readers towards information which may well be of interest. There are plenty of precedents: think of Chuggy's numerous posts about his hire boat business, for example. If Andrew had been pointing us towards a product which was of absolutely no interest to most of our colleagues, such as an on-line casino, I would of course agree with you entirely. But marine engines are for boats, and most of us have or want a boat.

 

Brewery Adds ???? rolleyes.gif

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The colour in which British racing cars used to be painted before they started having adverts clarted all over them.

 

But you knew that, surely?

 

Yes, I knew all that -- and German cars were silver, American ones white with two blue stripes, Belgian ones yellow IIRC. Private entrants didn't necessarily follow the scheme, even before the advertising liveries came in (Gold Leaf Team Lotus, about 1967?).

 

My point was, however, that BRG doesn't seem to be any exact shade of dark green, it's just a general descriptor used to 'appeal' to the sense of tradition.

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So if Volvo started posting everytime they produced a engine for marine use it would be okay? The board doesn't except commercial advertising for a very good reason and I hope it stays that way. If it ever does, it should be so the board would gain financially in the running of it.

Most people have heard of Volvo. Andrew's company is a small enterprise of which many members (certainly this one) would be unaware. Yes, we want to be told about it so that we can go and find out more, That is not the same as plastering pictures and specifications of their whole range on here.

 

You'll be telling me next that you play poker on-line.

 

Yes, I knew all that -- and German cars were silver, American ones white with two blue stripes, Belgian ones yellow IIRC. Private entrants didn't necessarily follow the scheme, even before the advertising liveries came in (Gold Leaf Team Lotus, about 1967?).

 

My point was, however, that BRG doesn't seem to be any exact shade of dark green, it's just a general descriptor used to 'appeal' to the sense of tradition.

I can't quote you its "Ral" number, but yes, I guess that not every BRG paint job seen on sports cars is identical. As for appealing to our sense of tradition, yes, I'll have some of that. Unfortunately the engines which I looked at on the company's web site seemed quite modern in appearance.

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That may be so, after all one would not expect them to give the engines away, but they are pointing CWF readers towards information which may well be of interest.

 

 

The trouble is, there is no limit to the amount of crap that could be posted with this justification. The usual word for "information which may well be of interest" is ADVERTISING! The OP is here trying to ramp his business, nothing else.

 

If he had a previous track record of posting helpful technical replies to real questions then it might be different, but he hasn't.

 

Reported again!

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Isn't that the definition of an ad? If, for instance one of their mechanics was giving assistance to readers on engine matters then I think people would look upon it a bit more favourably, it's something I am a bit guilty of myself on occasion so I guess "kettle and pot" could spring to mind.

 

Edit, Mike beat me to it with exactly the same sentiment whilst I was typing.

but they are pointing CWF readers towards information which may well be of interest.

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Yes, I knew all that -- and German cars were silver, American ones white with two blue stripes, Belgian ones yellow IIRC.

 

Not quite - and I got Italy wrong:

 

 

The first competition in 1900 assigned: Blue to France, Yellow to Belgium, White to Germany and Red to the USA. (Italy did not adopt its famous 'Racing Red' until a red Itala won the Peking to Paris race in 1907).

When Britain first competed in 1902, it had to choose a different colour from her national colours of red, white and blue, as these had already been allocated. Selwyn Edge's winning Napier of 1902 was painted olive green, and green was well-established as an appropriate colour for locomotives and machinery, in which Britain had led the world during the previous century. When Britain hosted the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup the following year on a closed course at Athy in Ireland, the British adopted Shamrock green which later evolved into various shades of 'British racing green'.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_auto_racing_colors

 

The Teal blue Bugattis and red Ferraris came later

 

Richard

 

MORE: Notice how I managed to involve Athy in the answer too

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Who makes the base engines and where please?

 

From their FAQs page:

 

(Q) Where are the engines manufactured?

 

The engines are manufactured and marinised in our factory in Asia.

 

(Q) What is the base engine?

 

The micro range is based on a similar design to the Kubota block The Mini, Midi and Maxi range are based on a Nissan block

 

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