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Old 04-07-2015, 05:40   #16
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So what brand/model replacement did you go with? Beta Marine perhaps since they're just next door in NC.
Universal M25xpb, Marine Tech, Hilton Head, SC. NC is a 4 days sailing away, not next door.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:46   #17
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So what brand/model replacement did you go with? Beta Marine perhaps since they're just next door in NC.
Universal M25xpb, Marine Tech, Hilton Head, SC. NC is a 4 days sailing away, not next door.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:14   #18
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Universal M25xpb, Marine Tech, Hilton Head, SC. NC is a 4 days sailing away, not next door.
Well, I was thinking next door state wise, not in sailing time. Closer than say, New York or Alabama.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:23   #19
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sorry about nomad .. again how come no oil pressure alarm? it is a crappy time of the year to be stranded in the deep south .. consume vast quantities of iced tea and cold beer but it sounds like the old engine past due for a major update.
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Roy M ~ Thanks for that story. You mentioned a number of things I would not have thought about until they hit me between the eyes.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:33   #22
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I've had two engines go. rebuilt one down Mexico way and re-powered the other here in the keys. Thats part of life. my w60 will go in the not too distant future too, as she's 37 years old. I've never had deep pockets and always keep moving forward. That's what makes life's adventure so grand. There is more good to come out of your situation than an engine. Keep and open mind and enjoy the ride. everything you need will always be there
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:51   #23
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Good luck with the re-power job. 70 hours sounds fairly good, although it may only cover the basics. There are always plenty of other little surprises along the way.

I've just finished replacing my old Volvo MD17 with a new Vetus/Mitsubishi. I would have put 200+ hours into it and there are still a few loose ends to tidy up.

Perhaps it could have been done faster if the beer fridge wasn't working.
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For all, The engine was the original, 31 years old, so I wasn't too surprised. Oil alarm sounded just as the engine seized.
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One thing I must say. I saw Capt. Force up in Beaufort, SC about the time I was finding out about the engine. I think I may have been distracted. Capt., When we meet again (as we do from time to time and place to place) I will buy the beer.
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Now we know why boats with old engines are sooo cheap :-(
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Replacing a 20 hp engine doesn't sound like much of a hill for a stepper.

Make the other aerospace engineers proud. Grab an impact and tear the old one out.

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I am always curious about the cost of an engine replacement. Would you please post some info on the brand/type (and HP) and cost to replace, estimated hours needed, etc?

Thanks if you do.
I replaced my Nanni 27hp with a Nanni 29hp (both Kubota motors).
Costs in A$ were as follows:
Engine 12,000, new shaft, prop and PSS bellows 2000, installation 2,000, less 3000 for the old motor sold on with 1600 hours and a stuffed gearbox gives a price of A$13,000. This was in November 2011. Time for job about 14 hours plus alignment and adjustment after launch 2 hours.Happy.
We used the marina forklift 'prong' to get the motors up and down, cost A$100 each way. It only took 20 minutes each time but you still pay for a full hour.
I worked with the mechanic resetting the engine beds and acting as assistant dogs body.
The old Nanni was a good motor but I had constant gearbox problems with the Hurth 150 and ZF 10. It turned out the prop shaft was bent very slightly and became a gearbox killer.
An expensive option but all has been well since with 320 hours on the new motor.
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Cost is about right. I am also getting a new control panel. After i settle with this i will connect to the backbone to get the instruments displayed on my CPU.
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Re: The Nomad has a coranary

Don, sorry to hear of the woes, but look on the bright side, 26,000 hours is good! Lots of people turn their noses up at 2,600 hours and miss out on a good boat.

I could not quite work out from your posts if you have finished the installation of the new engine. If so your sale price will get some interest, shouldn't it?

Good luck with it.
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