Thanks guys for the input so far.
has not long been installed, and had new gaskets just prior to my purchase
, but a drip tray is a good idea, and I certainly have the room. New polymer mounts were used in installation
, with the added advantage that these mounts electrically isolate engine from hull
. Polymer shaft coupling completes the isolation circuit.
Mine has an oil change
pump fitted to the starboard side of the block, makes the task quite easy.
Further info that would be useful includes optimum engine speed, operating temperatures, estimate fuel
consumptions. I understand that these Perkins are almost bulletproof, but any areas to be aware of that might be vulnerable.
is for FWC with a heating
loop to heat a hot water
tank. Engine drives through a Hurth
transmission with 3.2, (I think) reduction, 1" stainless steel
shaft, - I have yet to settle on a prop. Boat is 32' long, ferro
construction and according to designers specs, will displace approx 7 tons.
is fed from 2 separate tanks
, and each has its own CAV filter. Fuel returns to same tank drawn from. Tanks
will be used independantly of each other, and fuel returns to same tank drawn from.
Any insights that relate to any of the above will be gratefully received.