I am starting to gather stuff for the old Donzi. Putting together a 383.
So, I drive this boat, and drink. It is a fun boat. NOT a race boat. The 383 will be a "mild" piece.
At most we can run 15 to 20 miles. Usually cruise about 35 mph. This is 3000 to 3500 rpm ish. We all know oil temp heads up under the constand load, but how much?
I am all about KISS. Less is more. Any of you guys have experience running something like this? Or the real question... do I need an oil cooler?
I don't have a oil temp gauge on it, and it is getting ripped apart, so I don't know how hot the oil did get. I know in the old jet boat it would run up to 230... of course that was a blown gas BBC.
Oh, the plan is to put on a simple v-drive pan. Steel if I can find one, or alum if I can't. 8qts ish probably.