The saga continues. I am having my Perkins
4-108 removed next week and sent up to Transatlantic Diesel
. Thanks all who recommended them. Jennifer on the phone
very helpful, and they will give you prices, unlike the company in houston
that my mechanic
wanted to use, that only would given round estimates if that....
Anyway TAD recommends a max of 120 amp alternator
off the 4-108 even with the serpentine belt option. So I wonder, what about going up to a 4-236 ? It maxes out at 84 hp at 2800 rpm
. So running a high amp alternator
should be no problem, and should power better into rough seas.
Of course it will use more fuel
, but what about the size and footprint of the mounts ? anyone know if it will fit ? What about the size of the exhaust
I'll call TAD on Monday to find out, but a little foreknowledge form the group would be nice.