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Old May 21st 04, 10:18 PM
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Default What are some qualities I should be looking for in a deisel engine?

Hi,
I in the early stage of thinking about re-powering. I have an 11 ton
sailboat.
I'm starting to do research on engines but am wondering what I should be
looking
for in an engine. I plan to cruise. I know I want fresh-water cooling, and
about
40 horses. Price of engine and spares is a factor. Parts availibility and
service
is also a concern.
What else should I be looking for?

Thanks

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Old May 22nd 04, 07:43 AM
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Default What are some qualities I should be looking for in a deisel engine?

Direct retrofit so you dont have to alter the engine beds, prop or
shafting.

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Hi,
I in the early stage of thinking about re-powering. I have an 11 ton
sailboat.
I'm starting to do research on engines but am wondering what I should be
looking
for in an engine. I plan to cruise. I know I want fresh-water cooling, and
about
40 horses. Price of engine and spares is a factor. Parts availibility and
service
is also a concern.
What else should I be looking for?

Thanks

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Old May 22nd 04, 08:46 AM
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Default What are some qualities I should be looking for in a deisel engine?


"MLapla4120" wrote in message
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Hi,
I in the early stage of thinking about re-powering. I have an 11 ton
sailboat.
I'm starting to do research on engines but am wondering what I should be
looking
for in an engine. I plan to cruise. I know I want fresh-water cooling,

and
about
40 horses. Price of engine and spares is a factor. Parts availibility and
service
is also a concern.
What else should I be looking for?


If "I plan to cruise" means extended distances far from your home port,
Yanmar seems to have the best support in far away places. Volvo parts
prices are very high to make up for lower first cost. That's why you see so
many of them in new boats

They are the big two of small marine diesels. Everybody else is far down
the list of % sales. That doesn't mean they make bad engines, just their
dealer network will be a lot smaller and not as international.


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Old May 22nd 04, 12:36 PM
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Default What are some qualities I should be looking for in a deisel engine?

Take a look at John Deere marine diesels. They have tractors everywhere!

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"Evan Gatehouse" wrote in message
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"MLapla4120" wrote in message
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Hi,
I in the early stage of thinking about re-powering. I have an 11 ton
sailboat.
I'm starting to do research on engines but am wondering what I should be
looking
for in an engine. I plan to cruise. I know I want fresh-water cooling,

and
about
40 horses. Price of engine and spares is a factor. Parts availibility

and
service
is also a concern.
What else should I be looking for?


If "I plan to cruise" means extended distances far from your home port,
Yanmar seems to have the best support in far away places. Volvo parts
prices are very high to make up for lower first cost. That's why you see

so
many of them in new boats

They are the big two of small marine diesels. Everybody else is far down
the list of % sales. That doesn't mean they make bad engines, just their
dealer network will be a lot smaller and not as international.


--
Evan Gatehouse

you'll have to rewrite my email address to get to me
ceilydh AT 3web dot net
(fools the spammers)






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