severn trialing MTU engines

clyde boy
24th May 2009, 11:16
the institution has fitted twin 1500hp MTU engines to a severn, which is trialing round the coast at the moment,had the pleasure to get a shot if her and it is very impressive,from 5 knots to 26 knots timed is 17 seconds on average the rest of the fleet takes 52 seconds according to the stats, with a fuel saving of 15% over the cats fitted,biggest noticeable difference is the noise level and lack of vibration which the cats have,sitting at tick over they were like a couple of old gardeners . davie(Thumb)

billyboy
24th May 2009, 13:05
Interesting article. Thanks for posting. Look forward to hearing m,ore about the MTU's

clyde boy
24th May 2009, 19:34
going by the feedback, it wont be long until the severns will be getting them at the major refit,the boat is going down the west of ireland, then back up the west coast of scotland to orkney & shetland, then down the east side back to poole for the final evaluation but going by reports i think their minds are already made up. davie

billyboy
24th May 2009, 22:59
Wonder if they will stand up to the work load like the cats over a period of time

billywinkle
25th May 2009, 20:56
Whats wrong with a couple of old Gardners?, My two 6lws are 50 years old and sweet as a nut and idle like a swiss watch. Lets see what the MTU's sound like in 50 years!

clyde boy
25th May 2009, 21:30
Whats wrong with a couple of old Gardners?, My two 6lws are 50 years old and sweet as a nut and idle like a swiss watch. Lets see what the MTU's sound like in 50 years!

sorry billywinkle ,nothing wrong with gardners at all, just a comment about how quite these engines are compared to the cats thats in the severn`s.(Thumb) davie

dcjames
10th June 2009, 08:24
Any idea which Severn's been fitted with MTU's ?

If anyone has her name or number 17-?? it would be appreciated.

sandman
10th June 2009, 20:40
Its 17-46 Margaret joan and Fred Nye .

dcjames
15th June 2009, 12:35
Cheers for info. Sandman