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Old 07-09-2010, 14:50   #1
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Repowering with a Naturally-Aspirated Engine

My 15T 43ft steel ketch had a Perkins 4-108 engine that has seen it all at 5000hrs. I am considering an upgrade to a 60hp engine (2hp per 500kg). Has anyone anything to say about a Mini-75 Solé ? It is a spanish commercial marinisation on a Mitsubishi base (max output of 65hp at 2500rpm). Here in the med it is considered best price/value ratio. What about its presence elsewhere in the world? See www.solediesel.com
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My experience suggests that the SM-105 may be better suited if you have the space, the engine bearers can take the weight, the prop shaft can take the torque, there is space for a larger propeller and you can fit a larger exhaust.
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My 15T 43ft steel ketch had a Perkins 4-108 engine that has seen it all at 5000hrs. I am considering an upgrade to a 60hp engine (2hp per 500kg). Has anyone anything to say about a Mini-75 Solé ? It is a spanish commercial marinisation on a Mitsubishi base (max output of 65hp at 2500rpm). Here in the med it is considered best price/value ratio. What about its presence elsewhere in the world? See www.solediesel.com
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Hi - is it sold with or without gearbox ? Do you have a price in dollars ?
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Old 08-09-2010, 16:06   #5
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Approx 7800 U$ with a mechanical gearbox.
The SM 105 will not fit through the cockpit and seems indeed to be overdone power wise also bcse my shaft is 1" 3/8 and the propeller cage will not fit anything more than a 19" prop.

Since the marinisation part of the engine is usually more prone to failures, which spare parts are essential to keep on board?
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Approx 7800 U$ with a mechanical gearbox.
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Since the marinisation part of the engine is usually more prone to failures, which spare parts are essential to keep on board?
Pretty good price ! what make gearbox ??

Spares :
Salt water pump + impellers -
The exhaust mixing elbow
Fresh water pump impeller
Hose clamps
Drive belts

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My 15T 43ft steel ketch had a Perkins 4-108 engine that has seen it all at 5000hrs.
Ouch..You wore out your 4-108 in 5,000 hours?

What RPM did you run it and what prop size and boat speed?

Other folks get 10,000 to 15,000 hours from the 4-108s. Bullet proof engine.
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5,000 hours isn't much in the scheme of things....unless it has been poorly maintained by a PO
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Ouch..You wore out your 4-108 in 5,000 hours?

What RPM did you run it and what prop size and boat speed?

Other folks get 10,000 to 15,000 hours from the 4-108s. Bullet proof engine.
Running rpm 1800-2000, prop 16"x9", speed 4.2-4.7 kn.

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Pretty good price ! what make gearbox ??

Spares :
Salt water pump + impellers -
The exhaust mixing elbow
Fresh water pump impeller
Hose clamps
Drive belts

Good luck
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SMI-R3 Solé Diesel mechanical drive, reduction ratio 2:1. Solé also offers a TM345/345A Twin Disc Technodrive hydraulic with a reduction rate 1,5:1-2:1-2.5:1 (for pleasure) and a TM93 twin Disc as above 1.5:1-2.1:1-2.77:1 (Cont. duty). For further details see the brochure on www.solediesel.com
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