1....does the westerfreke work? how many hours on the engine?
2//are you going to cruise this boat outside of waters in which you can find parts for whatever dream engine you have in mind?
3..what is your allowance--is it large enough to repower
when you feel urge
how is your engine room configured--which engines other than perkins
and westerfreke fit onto your stringers and mounts without major financial involvement, aka , changing the mountings and mounts for this new prolly smaller in size engine???
4. what about the prop..do both engines require same or is it a major expense of re propping and mebbe a new shaft... much to consider here
5.you will have more idiotic ideas coming from a forum question like htis one than zits on face of man in moon, and still not have your answer... so, my question is---what does your gut say?
westerfreke is a fairly burly engine, perkins
is burlier. westerfreke has wet sleeves. perkins dry .
parts for westerfreke and perkie are able to be found easily without need for dealer or distributor involvement. everyone uses tractors and forklifts, and 108 perkins is that engine block. rebulds on many engines are inexpensive when ye can do em yourself.
diesel engines last many years. the idling bs is just that--go to a truck stop and watch these engines idle for hours, yet their longevity factor is unhampered. go figger. diesels are meant not to be turned on and of without a gooood using. i learned this at a young age.
is strangely humorous how the usage of items loong term used by folks on land are converted to use as marine
items and suddenly their function and design are questioned..
come on, guys, this is not reinvention of da wheel
, this is continuation and additional uses of something that has been around a while. not rocket science.
if a female can do it, so can you.
diesel engines live forever..more than 10,000 hours. try conversion of your hours into overland miles as per truck engines, or years of uninterupted service
, as in forklifts and generators and tractors....guess wherefrom your engine came....