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Old 23-01-2011, 15:14   #1
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Who Knows About Diesel Outboard Engines ?

Hi we are planning a voyage this summer to one of the most remote places in the world and will travel thousands of nuatical miles between areas where we can get fuel. As such we will be carrying lots of diesel and would like to have a 9hp or so diesel outboard.
Does any one know of any reliable Diesel outboard engines?
Does any one know how reliable and durable they are?
I f you want more info on our voyage to the top of our planet please feel free to look around our site
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Old 23-01-2011, 16:50   #2
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Yanmar makes or used to make them. Parts and service should be available where ever Yanmars are are serviced. Google them.
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Old 23-01-2011, 17:05   #3
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Form memory, the Yamaha diesel o/b was offered only in 27 hp, was very expensive and very,very heavy. Not suitable for dinghy use at all, if that is what you were interested in. Believe that they no longer offer that model.

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Hmmm.... my memory being what it is, might possibly have been Yanmar instead... sheesh, I hate getting old!
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Yanmar did make a 27hp & 36hp outboard don't believe they are any long made by Yanmar but some non-used and used ones are probably available.
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Suzuki also made a 25hp diesel ob heavy and expensive like 3x the cost of a gas 25
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I installed a Yanmar 27hp diesel on my boat and had 13 years of use from it before selling the boat. Great engine, and reasonably frugal. Designed really for use on a RIB as the prop was too small (diameter) and span too fast for efficient use on a bigger boat.

There are some small diesel outboards available in China, but they look very scrapyard in style.

Ruggerini made about a 15hp engine for a while, but havent heard of it for a long time, and have never seen one.

Yanmar also made a 36hp version of their outboard, and a number of these were uprated with bigger fuel pumps to achieve 45 hp. On tests with loaded ribs, twin 45 diesels were the equivalent of twin 75 petrol, and weighed less! If the boat was very light, the petrol were better, and the equivalence then was for twin 55 petrol.
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Conventional wisdom is to carry a simple, fixable gasoline outboard, spares, and fuel (stored in a safe, vented area) and to filter fuel you buy with a Baha Filter. Google it. Where possible, run that gas through a 10 micron fuel filter, and avoid Ethanol like the plague.

Educate yourself on small gas outboard repair before you go, and tear it down to fundamentals and reassemble it just to make sure you have the right tools (and no more) for the job!

That little outboard may be all you have to get somewhere (slowly) if the iron wind packs it in.
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Thanks all! I heard that there is a Chinese company that makes 8-9hp but can not locate it. The reason we want a diesel is since we will have so many hundreds of litres on board and if our main deisel breaksdown which is a possibility since it is a 1976 we can use the outboard as our back up.
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Thanks all! I heard that there is a Chinese company that makes 8-9hp but can not locate it. The reason we want a diesel is since we will have so many hundreds of litres on board and if our main deisel breaksdown which is a possibility since it is a 1976 we can use the outboard as our back up.
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