Originally Posted by RW Sailor
Which one is that? Seriously I've had trouble with the engine from the beginning even though it was rebuild
in 2007, but it never ran for more than 1 hour without some issue and fixing up so it is getting really annoying.
And so slowly I am looking into replacement options. Also did you get to sell your old engine or just scrap it? And where do you buy marine
I am currently looking into options but high up in the ranking are also electric
It's a new Yanmar
, 20 hp, 3 cylinder, fresh water
cooled. I have steps that come down the front of the engine compartment at a slight slope. A carpenter
built out the space under the steps about 1" to make room for the ONE "pointy place" that caused the engine to not fit.
dipstick is easy to reach, and the impeller is easy to change. The belts are all accessible. The only thing I find a little inconvenient is the backup engine kill switch, which is a button at the back of the engine. I only had to use it once, when I would try to turn the engine on and it would "diesel" but not die. It's a solenoid button, and I have to remove two engine compartment panels
, but then it's right at the back of the engine, pretty much dead center.
It was about $7k. I'm not the expert sailor some others here area, and I want my engine to work in an emergency