Well last weekend I removed the seized inboard diesel
from my B27. Yesterday I started the tear down of the engine
to see what the state was of the lower end and see how bad it was. During the tear down i found that the bearing line that connects the rod to the crankshaft was non-existant and was metal on metal contact. The crankshaft is completely shot and needs replacing.
Due to the time and cost of the rebuild
, I've decided I'm going to throw it up for sale
and move on. I do want to have an inboard as I hate having an outboard
hung from the back.
I have a 2 stroke
15hp merc('91) on the back however it is showing signs of age and loves to hobby horse.
We also are having issues where the engine
idles and sits in gear
just fine, however when you rev up to around 1/2 throttle, it will start to bog down and die if you dont throttle down. When you throttle down and let it catch itself, it will produce a large puff of smoke. I believe the fuel
filters need replacing and the carb needs cleaning
. Does anyone have any ideas on this?
I have been looking at a few different options.
The first option is to pickup a Tohatsu SailPro 6hp engine. There are two shops within 10miles that have this engine in stock and are authorized dealers, so warranty would be easy to cash in on. I believe they are selling them for about $1750 including sales tax with the 5 year warranty.
The second option I'm debating about is possibly converting to an inboard, all electric
system. Browsing around I found thunderstruck-ev's has a 5kw kit for $1600 without a throttle system, or with throttle it would be $1750 or so. I'd expect to spend another $1k on a battery
bank as well, putting total cost at around $2800.
Granted with this option I'd need to invest in a battery
bank that would be up for the task, however I do have a 2000w inverter
generator(similar to the honda
version, but the harbor freight model) so i could run in a "hybrid" mode
Heres the kit for the electric
setup: 5 KW Brushless Sailboat Kit
Has anyone looked into this company? Made the conversion? Anyone have recommendations?