has given good service
- 9000 hrs. Some would say if well maintained she will do another 9, which may be right.
I am replacing the genset which will have to come out again to have the engine
out, whether for a rebuild
or replacement - 2 days work to remove hatch
table etc and replace - which if I am going to have done, would prefer it were done once.
The Ford is a good, if a bit noisy, quite slow reving motor
and I am tossing up between a rebuild
and replacement with some smaller newer.
The top end has been rebuilt recently following purchase
, heat exchanger
, manifolds, exhaust
system etc. which was mot cheap
A newer smaller motor
, leaving more room in the engine room is quite appealing at one level. Parts
on the Ford are easy and not that expenive to come by, compared to Volvo
(I have had three).
Welcome experiences of repowering on similar sized vessels - 46', 20 ton ketch
. I want a solid, low revving, economic engine that will do another 10,000 hrs min.