Background: I am about to install engine motor
mount beds in my Alberg 30
Reason for asking: I have read that a 2 cylinder diesel
will vibrate more than a 3 cylinder.
Comment: I have procured a 16hp Beta (2cyl) but it is not too late to upgrade to a 20hp (3cyl). The engine
has not yet been shipped. The 16 will push my slow boat at hull speed
but at a higher rpm
in relation to the 20hp with nearly the same fuel consumption
. The only experience I have with diesels of this size are diesel
light plants and they are all 2 cyl and do vibrate heavily until they get going. Vibration is a concern because I am installing the beds myself and I want to be sure I dont pay for something I hate later or on the other hand paid too much for.
Questions: Is there a notable difference in vibration between Beta (or any other) 2 cyl engines and 3 cyl engines? Should I be concerned?
Thank you in advance,