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Old 30-04-2009, 18:28   #1
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What to do with old engine?

I am repowering. Going with a Nanni Diesel replacing a 1975 Westerbeke 4-91 (W30) with Paragon transmission.

The Westy runs but is very hard to start, and does tend to overheat. It had a full top end rebuild about 2 years ago with new injectors and glow plugs.

How can I sell/dispose of this engine.
Craigslist, fleaBay?
Anyone want it
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Old 30-04-2009, 20:29   #2
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I recently repowered with a Yanmar 3YM20. I sold my old engine on ebay for more than I expected (like yours, ran but very hard to start, low compression)
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Old 30-04-2009, 20:34   #3
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Drain all oil/gas etc and use it as a mooring anchor
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Hello Redcobra, If its not too rude a question what hp nanni are you repowering with and how much is it costing you.Are you doing the install yourself?
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I am in the process of repowering my boat and listed the old engine on Craigs list. After a couple of obvious scams tried to hook me in, I simply donated the engine to the local college. They now use it to rebuild over and over for the marine tech class.
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(Those that are interested, I replaced a Perkins 4108 with a Yanmar 4JH4AE)
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Old westerbekes and Perkins are in demand. Parts for them are valuable and the blocks can be easily rebuilt. It's not like you can get a lot for them but I wouldn't be looking for a landfill. They also have trade in value as well.

We have a guy near here that scours the planet for this old stuff. Also when re powering it is good to discuss with an expert. This guy made a nice kit for replacing a Perkins with a marinized Cummins and took the Perkins in trade. The idea was you could match up most of the parts from the engine you are replacing and minimize the installation issues.
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Tom: It is a Nanni N4.38 37.5hp@3000rpm with the C3 instrument panel and a 100Amp alternator. I am getting the Alternator converted to an external regulator at an extra cost. Cost is $10,733.68 and installation is $3,000.
Sailcapt: I would be happy to donate it to a school for an appropriate donation receipt. Have them contact me if interested.
Pblais: If the guy who scours the planet for this old stuff wants to contact me about this engine I can PM you my email address.

This engine swap was discussed with several experts before I made my decision on which engine, trans, ratio, prop and drive.

ps: The 33 yr old fuel tank is being replaced also. My Marina (actually a boatyard as they build large crabbing boats) has a place in NJ that custom makes tanks. Takes 10 days. Engine out, tank out, measure for new tank, order, install new tank, new engine in, sea trials and go sailing. Don't know the cost of the tank yet, but replacing it was a no brainer as to get to it you have to remove the engine or cut out the cockpit flooring.
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I bought an engine for Frolic from craigslist, and it worked out for me......i2f
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Let me know if you are giving the engine away...I am in Baltimore and will take care of it.

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