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Old 24-06-2013, 17:10   #16
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There will be compromises even the big boat with big engine room is a compromise. You may be able to walk around the motor but you also have to maintain and pay morage for the monster. Motors under the floor with hatches above also have a problem. My motor had to be replaced and when its under your living space that becomes a compromise that you probably did not think much about. My method of dealing with a bad compromise is to hire a tech. to do the dirty work and I do the inspections and simple stuff.
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Old 24-06-2013, 19:16   #17
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... Motors under the floor with hatches above also have a problem. ... My method of dealing with a bad compromise is to hire a tech. to do the dirty work and I do the inspections and simple stuff.
I agree. Beyond checking/adjusting transmission, engine, and cooling fluids, as well as fuel filters and monkeying with the fuel valves among four tanks, I prefer having a professional work on the engine.
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Old 24-06-2013, 20:57   #18
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I agree. Beyond checking/adjusting transmission, engine, and cooling fluids, as well as fuel filters and monkeying with the fuel valves among four tanks, I prefer having a professional work on the engine.
Do marine mechanics surcharge for limited space?
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Old 24-06-2013, 21:00   #19
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Do marine mechanics surcharge for limited space?

It takes care of itself. The more difficult the physical arrangement, the longer it will take ...

My space is pretty cramped but I've never had to pay a surcharge for cramped space. But I'm sure things would go faster and easier on a bigger boat with a real engine room.

With the old engine you had to empty the cupboard under the galley sink and remove one wall sometimes. Gee, that was fun ...
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Old 26-06-2013, 09:42   #20
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The size boat, 60+ ft, you are looking for will probable have a stand up/walk around engine room. One of the advantages, especially on a boat under 50 ft, of a singe engine is the space and easier to have access to the engine.


Our boat is 58 ft, single engine, which has a stand up walk around engine room, with easy acess to the engines, and 2+ people can be working on the engines at the same time. Almost every day I am in the engine room gettng tools and stuff. Anyway most 60+ ft boats have a walk in stnad up engine room.

This is a pitcure of the engine room. The fuel tanks, 500 gallons/each, take up a large portion of the space.. Still a little cramped but reasaonable, but the bright lights help.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:06   #21
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Nice lookin yacht rw58ph.....
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I have a friend with a 44' Islander and you can walk around his engine like it was a blender on the kitchen counter or something. With the right boat you don't have to go "huge."
Surely you mean "bent over " though. 6'-2" head clearance in the engine room?

I liked the Lagoon 42 engine rooms... just open the hatch and stand there in broad daylight!
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Old 28-06-2013, 19:37   #23
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The size boat, 60+ ft, you are looking for will probable have a stand up/walk around engine room. One of the advantages, especially on a boat under 50 ft, of a singe engine is the space and easier to have access to the engine.


Our boat is 58 ft, single engine, which has a stand up walk around engine room, with easy acess to the engines, and 2+ people can be working on the engines at the same time. Almost every day I am in the engine room gettng tools and stuff. Anyway most 60+ ft boats have a walk in stnad up engine room.

This is a pitcure of the engine room. The fuel tanks, 500 gallons/each, take up a large portion of the space.. Still a little cramped but reasaonable, but the bright lights help.
Oh wow, I have looked at a few boats now, and I haven't seen a fuel tank yet. Just realized it. I'm going to make a point to check out the fuel tank on the next boat that I view.
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fuel and water tanks take a lot of space, especial for long range. The reason many long range boats are single screw is the tank take a lot of space and use about half the fuel. The Eagle has three 400 gallon tanks with a range of 2000+ miles.
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G Girl, try Yatch world, Seattle, steel, 50ft up LRT im sure you will find something to wet your whistle!!
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fuel and water tanks take a lot of space, especial for long range. The reason many long range boats are single screw is the tank take a lot of space and use about half the fuel. The Eagle has three 400 gallon tanks with a range of 2000+ miles.
Less than a gallon per mile, not bad
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G Girl, try Yatch world, Seattle, steel, 50ft up LRT im sure you will find something to wet your whistle!!
ok, will do
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