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ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby No Worries » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:21 pm

PACIFIC POWERTRAIN, INC. ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR ROTAX MARINE ENGINES
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby smitty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:47 pm

Forward thinking... I like it.

We all know that there are these unusual people who like the SportJet (while the rest of us run the V8's and diesels that weigh their equivalent mass in lead).

A lightweight 4 cycle with a track record makes sense, but it says that they are only available for new construction OEM builds. Shame, nice option for some who wish to re-power, methinks.
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby riverhounddog » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:17 pm

Is anyone besides Hewes craft using these?
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby Snake River » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:33 am

We are currently finishing up the casting of the suction housing, when that is complete we have orders from several large and small OEM's.
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby Music Man » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:04 am

Are these engines available to OEM manufactures now?
I heard a rumor that they changed the time frame to next year?
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby Snake River » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 am

We are currently shipping engines to OEMs for proto type work, and Hewes Craft is currently offering a model with this package in it. The tooling for the casting of the suction housing is currently in the finishing process and we will be offering the complete package very shortly now. So no there has been no delay till next year.
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby Music Man » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:09 pm

So we can get a motor and your pump but can't get just a motor, and can't modify anything to make it fit in different boats?
There are other pumps on the market that people would like to use! Sounds like you are shooting your self in the foot.
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby PPI » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:18 pm

We sell a complete propulsion package that includes everything from the stomp grate to the key switch. Yes we require the OEM's to use our suction package. The main reason is our contractual obligation to BRP to develop a consistent way of getting the same performance results time and time again with many different boat applications. We have a lot of money and time to develop our suction package, and we believe we have a product that will fit most boats. There was 2 things that people seemed to ask for when we were developing this. First lots of bars for debris protection, and then they wanted lots of open area to have none or minimal cavitation. We understand that there are some minijet boat builders that do not want to adjust their boat to fit this suction, but there are many others that have, or are making appropriate adjustments to fit this suction and are happy to have it. Fitment doesn't seem to be an issue outside of the minijet market.

There is a couple things that cannot be altered in this package. First thing that cannot be altered is the muffler. The muffler is part of the EPA certification. If altered the package will no longer meet any EPA certifications, including CARB certification. If the EPA certification is voided then that makes this package illegal for a OEM to install into their boat.

Second is the intercooler. The intercooler has formed hoses that don't have any excess strain on the hoses, and have a barb at each location to help keep the hoses on when under pressure. Most OEM's that want to move the intercooler want to cut the provided hoses and use aluminum pipe in between mutiple hoses to get the routing they want. They don't bother putting a barb on the pipe and increase the clamp connections from 2 per hose, to 4-6 per hose. It becomes difficult to maintain consistency and reliability when this happens. If the intercooler is a problem for a builder then I would recommend going to the 200, or 150hp engines.
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Re: ROTAX NEWS RELEASE

Postby waylon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:38 pm

sounds like price , and market control, and nothing else really. :Drink:got my money on the sporjet kicking it's ass in a head to head matchup. prove me wrong.
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