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Old 05-07-2015, 15:07   #31
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Re: The Nomad has a coranary

What type of engine and how many rebuilds to reach 26,000 hours???? That's what 100,000 miles of motoring? Sure the previous owner didn't leave the key on a bunch and therefore the hour meter turning?
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Old 05-07-2015, 17:36   #32
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Yep..I can't afford it.

But, I do want to know (ballpark) what it costs (total cost) that would include:

1. Engine (new?)
2. Take out Old engine (labor)
3. Install replacement engine (labor)
4. Total $$ for other needed parts to make the new engine work (hoses etc.)

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Ballpark?

I don't know the cost of those engines or the mechanics (especially if they do it at listed yard rates or at some discount due to the type of work/project).

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On a good note, it sounds like your previous engine had a good LONG life.
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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.
Hi Don....sorry for the mishap. My mind goes into boat selling mode when things like this happen. My HR has a Westerbeke 46 which I elected to rebuild rather than buy new. The choice was marginal since the hassle of finding parts for a 30 year old engine. Luckily it was the same as a Mitsubishi 4DQ5 and I own a machine shop. Even so, I had to farm out some of the head work. I was into it for 5 grand and that was doing all the pulling and installing. Now I'm dealing with the instrument panel....30+ year old gauges.
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Old 05-07-2015, 20:39   #33
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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.
I did get 4 good years of sailing out of the old engine, and I figure that was about 3 more than I should have expected. The first time I changed the oil it was like molasses, I mean thick! I could hold the filter upside-down and it would just be like the blob. I had to heat the engine just to get the sludge out.

The boat is with the doctors now, getting the transplant, should be done by the middle of the week. I am in Myrtle Beach and will go down a week from tomorrow.

I do have a nearly new and perfect transmission for a Westerbeke 27 (it's a ZF Hurth Marine ZF10N Transmission S/N 20188401 - List Price: $2,304.00) Going cheap.
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Spoke to the mechanic today, (Wednesday, 7/8/15) He said the old engine is out, the compartment cleaned and the new engine is ready to go onboard. Then he needs to make sure the mounting is right and install everything. So far he has said he has has 14 hrs. into it (Two workers = 28 hrs). 70 hrs seams do-able. It may come in on quote. Hopefully early next week.
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Old 08-07-2015, 18:01   #35
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Best of luck with the re power Don. Hope all goes smoothly and quickly.


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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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It's taking a lot longer than I expected. Not more hours, just that they are doing other jobs. But the engine is in and the mount is being modified to make it fit. The engine looks good and after reading up in the manuals it will be a much easier engine to take care of.
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Don best of luck on the re-power, hope your very happy with it and you get back to cruising.


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The boat WILL be ready Thursday, sea trials on Friday.
Here is the engine ready to go in:
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My fingers are crossed for you.


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Re: The Nomad has a coranary

Congratulations Don1500! That's a lot of work that you will be appreciating for some time. I also like your signature referring to Travis McGee. He is one of my culture heroes. And it would be hard to match THE BUSTED FLUSH as a cruising home, even if it's a houseboat.
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Motor cruised from Hilton Head Island to Osprey Marina in Myrtle Beach. Average sow = 6 knts at 2500 RPM. That was better than the old engine ever did. I needed 2500 RPM to get 5 knts. Used no oil, much quieter. Now I just need to get the cabin back to a livable condition.
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Congratulations Don. Well done. Happy sailing and quiet efficient motoring.

And for now you have an excuse for the disarray in the cabin.


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Everything is cleaned up, took some friends for a motor cruise to Bucksport for lunch. Everything works as advertised. Now I am in the process of getting everything else in order. Need new oars for the dinghy, fix the lights in the mast, put in a new bilge pump (done), clean and polish the hull, AND the bright work needs varnish (again). And a few other things. All in all, the Nomad is in very good condition. For the full story on the engine read my blog: The Nomad Blog
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