OMC (Outboard Motor Corporation) organizes racing every year. This year OMC organizes racing of V-6 engine. The OMC racing engine took part in UIM formula 1 race in 2000 after a gap of 20 years. Kingfisher Inc. has acquired all rights of the 3.0 liter electronically fuel injected engine jointly developed by OMC and Cees Vander Velden and raced for consecutive three years in UIM formula 1 race.
Horsepower requirement of OMC Outboards:
By US law (US coast guard regulation) a boat up to 20 feet in length should carry a plate mentioning the maximum horsepower rating of the vehicle. These OMC out boards are available in different horsepower ratings.
Depending upon the engine rating, the other specifications including horsepower of the vehicle are provided in the brochure. Most of outboards manufacturers power rate the engine in accordance with the NMMA procedure using international council on marine industry associates (ICOMIA) standards 28/83.
Field trial of the OMC race engine:
Extensive field trial of the OMC race engine V-6 was carried out including extensive dynamo and race boat testing. All high performance applications including gear case studies and center section performance were studied on the engine before declaring it fit for UIM formula 1 race. OMC has planned to make superior high performance engines suitable for formula one tour for international level and able to compete in Champ Boat series.
Fuel For OMC Racing:
Fuel and lube is one of the primary requirements of OMC racing outboards and always-correct fuel should be used. Gasoline fuel comes with an octane rating, and a recommended octane rating unleaded gasoline should be preferred if fuel specification is not provided with the operational manual. Fuel rating requirements also sometimes depends on the power rating of these outboards.
Safety is one of the biggest aspects of these OMC outboards. Although every OMC outboard manufacturers give the utmost priority to the safety, a few backfire problems has been reported. For avoiding these backfires, a proper voltage electronic and adequate better battery cables should be maintained.
Proper maintenance of OMC Outboards:
Maintenance schedule should be followed at regular interval as provided in manual. The recommended grade of lubricants should be used always and in no case the used lube oil should be drained in water or earth.
Regular check up and check up before any racing of OMC outboards should be carried out by expert engineers and technicians to see
1.The adequate electric wiring is maintained.
2.The water level in battery or efficiency of battery is maintained.
3.He carburetor is clean and fuel pump is operating properly.
4.Proper quality of fuel is being used.
5.Lubricant level and lubricant quality is maintained and lubricants are replaced as and when required.
6.Engine tuning is proper and maintained.
7.Gears are in good operating conditions.
8.Brakes are in good operating conditions.
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