Hoping someone can assist me with my re-powering dilemma.
The Perkins 4.108
in my Robb 35 met a watery death and I'm now on the re-powering journey.*
It is a full keel
6.7 tonne sloop
. Built by Cheoy Lee
in HK in 62.
I have knocked out Volvo
(the latter simply because the agents haven't come back to me).
I'm drawn to the simplicity of the Kubota based engines, namely The UK's Beta and France's Nanni.
I've been advised the Beta 43 is a great switch for the 4.108, while Nanni recommended their N4.38.
Both engines have their pluses and minuses. The nanni is based on the 1500 Kubota, weighing 154kg, while the Beta is on the 2000 Kubota and weighs in at 240kg.
The Beta has a lot more overall torque, but the Nanni seems to carry its torque peak across more of its rpm
Plenty of people have offered advice
on the marinisation of each engine
, with some saying the Beta uses better components, namely the heat exchanger
. The Beta also has a heavier flywheel etc. While Nanni*talk about their in-engine coatings etc that*they say reduce noise
and vibration etc.
Nanni offers a 3 year parts
and labour warranty, while Beta offer the same, plus extend their warranty to five years (tapered) and include a self service
I'm line ball on both engines, but can't have both! So would appreciate*any advice
and guidance that might assist me in making a*decision