Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-11-2015, 10:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: London UK
Boat: Ten Broeke 34'
Posts: 2
Aluminum packers

I need to pack up the engine mounts by about 15mm would aluminium be suitable? It is easier to work than steel but I am a bit worried it would compress. The engine is a 60hp diesel.

Martin
__________________

martinriches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2015, 11:00   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 20,025
Re: Aluminum packers

Not sure what a packer is but ALuminum shims would be fine.
__________________

__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2015, 11:01   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 6,222
Re: Aluminum packers

Our engine, a 3 cylinder kubota, sits atop 1.5" of aluminium spacers that used to be a truck frame. 400 hours like this and no worries.
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2015, 11:13   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lago de Izabal, Guatemala
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,378
Re: Aluminum packers

They would only compress if you caught on fire and they melted.
Ecos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-11-2015, 14:46   #5
Registered User
 
Reefmagnet's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: puɐןsuǝǝnb 'ʎɐʞɔɐɯ
Boat: Nantucket Island 33
Posts: 2,908
Re: Aluminum packers

Aluminium is fine use 5000 series (a marine grade) for best corrosion resistance and strength.
Reefmagnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2015, 09:33   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Anacortes
Boat: previous - Whitby 42 new - Goldenwave 44
Posts: 1,768
Re: Aluminum packers

We had aluminum shims on our 85hp Ford Lehman and did not notice any problems for 15,000nm. But use a good grade of AL.
exMaggieDrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-11-2015, 16:33   #7
Registered User
 
Boatyarddog's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Olympia, wa.
Boat: Mariner Ketch 32-(Oberly build) 1979 - hull 202
Posts: 681
Re: Aluminum packers

No problems, used all the time. The thicker the better.
My opinion.


Sent from SV Cloud Duster
__________________

Boatyarddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aluminum Chainplates Catamount Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 09-03-2010 15:15
Aluminum Finishes Sandero Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 27-04-2006 17:30
Aluminum boats irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 06-10-2005 20:42
Aluminum spar damage. irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 01-05-2004 20:52
Repairing an aluminum spar Sonosailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 12-12-2003 02:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:22.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.