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Old 17-11-2006, 04:35   #16
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Speaking of diesels... how expensive is it to replace the rings on a 3 cylinder engine? What might I expect to pay in the USA LIS area?

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Old 17-11-2006, 11:11   #17
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Aloha Jim,
Alan thinks you have a Perkins, didn't you say 33hp Kubota? Your boat is a 27ft, 5 ton boat?
I guess I got lost on the information shared here but if you have 33 hp on a 27ft boat you have at least 4 times the power needed to push your boat to hull speed in flat water. No matter how much throttle you give it you won't go faster than about 6.5 knots unless you have a tri or catamaran. That's why I said you are overpowered.
But, recommend you don't fix something that's working good.
If it is a Perkins, definitely keep it.
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Old 17-11-2006, 11:53   #18
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I went back to your initial post and read that you are indeed talking of a Kubota. Sorry for the confusion. But weren't we talking about a Perkins 4.108 when we discussed your over heating issue in another thread series????
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Hi Alan,
I believe that was another Jim sailing out of Texas somewhere. Or was it a Bill? I truly am confused.
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Oh shoot, my memory is behaving more like a sieve each day. Sorry.
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