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View Poll Results: How many Atomic 4 engines do you own?
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Neil, I think t hat the Atomic Four was looked at as being disposable, by the sailboat manufacturers.

I have a bill of materials for my 74 Tartan 34. It cost $29,000, and the engine cost $654.00. This engine was just thrown into many boats. I think it was looked at as just a fast cheap way to sole the problem of mechanical propulsion.

I wonder what the ratio of boat cost to engine cost is now days.
350 chev engine new from GM was under $1000; I bought a brand new Target 350 in 1983 for $1200. I think all engines were relatively cheap at the time.

The new boat market today for the casual sailor is generally running in the $100,000 to 250,000 range. I think the engines run the $10,000 to $30,000 dollar range for these boats, including wiring and shaft alignment. In the end it's still a significant percentage of the price.
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Is the question "how many A4 engines do you have"...or "how many boat engines do you have?"

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This thread keeps coming up as having a new comment. I dont know why so I will post in hopes it will correct the situation.

Atomic fours- 3
inboard boat engines, not including the Atomic Fours-0
out board engines-6
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RC: I have always assumed that each time a vote is cast, even without a comment, the thread gets bumped. Bill???
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Good thinking MC, or is it R2D2.
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RC: I have always assumed that each time a vote is cast, even without a comment, the thread gets bumped. Bill???
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Hi, Dan:

That is correct.

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Thanks Bill! May your prop stay clean all season.
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