to replace the old 9.9hp outboard
on my trimaran
I am looking for a relative lightweight, very reliable and uncomplicated saildrive
Background is, that the outboard
is to exposed and tends to exit the water
in slightly rougher conditions. Additionally, I do not like the moment which is created by the heavy outboard on the beam.
You can see the current
Pictures - Trimaran Aquaris
It is important to me that the new engine
has an indirect cooling
circuit (=freshwater via heat exchanger) and that it does preferably have no complicated electronics
. The farm mechanic
in Timbuktu (or wherever...) should be able to fix it.
I am looking for a saildrive
engine with 10-14hp.
So far I have found:
- Allpa Sole Mini 11
- Yanmar 2YM15C
- Nanni N2.10
- Bukh DV10LSME
- Lombardini LDW 502 SD
- Vetus M2.C5
- Volvo Penta MD2010S
- Volvo Penta D1-13 130S
- Clouds International 330.MK2
- BetaMarine BZ 482 SD
What are your experiences concerning the following:
- Price vs. Qualiy
- Any thoughts on what definetly not to buy?
- Any suggestions how many running hours a used engine should have the most if I would like to get another few (10?) years service out of it? I'll buy from a dealer.
- What does one have to lookout for on a used saildrive? I guess the gasket should be renewed in any case.
Did you find some good places to shop for such an engine in Europe
(I am in northern Germany)?
Many thanks for your thoughts and ideas,