Our new to us Wauquiez Pretorien is coming home via truck next week. We hired an engine
guy to look at the engine
, and he found a defective fuel pump
. The engine did not start for survey
. The owner replaced the fuel pump
and spent some time trying to get it started the next day, but was unable to. This is a Volvo
I got a quote for a new Beta and Volvo replacements
. On both, the yard estimated 40 hours to remove and replace the saildrive
and engine. This is without looking at the boat - and he told me it was only a rough estimate.
If we go the repower route
, I am leaning towards the Volvo D1-30 replacement for a few reasons. It comes with a 100A alternator
standard. The new saildrive
can have it's oil
changed from within the boat. It is $1800 cheaper, and it has a NMEA2000 interface standard. I looked up some parts
costs, and it does not seem to be as steep as the older engines, and it is a Perkins
block, so I can go that route
for the internals if needed. Finally, there are several Pretorien owners that have repowered with this engine and are happy - they report that it just needs the engine mounts shimmed, otherwise, it is a drop in replacement.
With the discount we go because the engine would not run, it would cost approx an additional $6k to put this in. Seems like smart $$$ to me?