Apologies for duplicating this post. I originally posted it under the engineering section, but am hoping for a better response here.
Can anyone please recommend a gearbox
specialist in the East Caribbean
: St Martin
down to Grenada
The feedback I have received locally is that its too specialist for the local guys and I should send it to the US to be rebuilt.
Someone suggested I could try Simpson Bay Diesel
in St Maarten, does anyone know if they are the only engineers likely to have the skills and tools?
Its a Hurth HBW 250
, and reading Alan Wheelers excellent study hall, it sounds like the thrust washers are on the way out (reluctant to engage forward gear
, but no problem in reverse)
And can anyone please advise whether this is likely to be ok for a while, or can I expect imminent failure?
Many thanks in anticipation, gearboxes are beyond me. Richard