I find this "don't get off topic" curious, don't all conversations evolve ?
Can you imagine sitting down at a bar and starting a conversation about boat z's engine and having someone start talking about boat x's engine, and saying, "hey don't get off topic, this conversation is about my boat only."
So here's a thread for anything and everything boating.
So HG what do you mean by close coupled? I know that a lot of boats in Cordova run diesels with jets, without transmissions, aren't they close coupled?