Originally Posted by NorthernMac
Remove and replace time?
I’d go beta, I recall
them weighing less, good price
, and I have had good experiences with their tractor brethren
Not counting planning and ordering time. Engine ordered with custom mounting brackets to match existing engine beds. Used existing Hurth
"V" drive transmission
done in Foxes marina, Ipswitch England
. Worked directly with Beta factory to customize engine.
Thursday: Disconnect old Perkins 4.108
Friday: Boatyard crane hoists old engine out of boat
Friday through Monday: Scrub oily mess under old engine, paint
engine space, drill, tap for and loosely install for new engine mounts.
Monday: Boatyard crane sets new engine on engine mounts.
Monday through Wednesday: Connect up fuel
Wednesday: Beta authorized and Beta paid for mechanic
progress and we test start engine.
Thursday and Friday: Take a break and go on excursion with friends through Chunnel to France
Saturday and Sunday install transmission
, align engine and pretty much complete install.
Monday: Depart boatyard.
done with boat
. A couple of weeks later departed for Norway
. Time constraint to be able to exit EU to get VAT back. Calm conditions meant motored 400 or so miles to Norway
. First oil change
done adrift in flat calm North Sea.
Some minor adjustments to installation
done in following weeks.