on yachtworld and comparing specs of different cats, I came across one which had just over 2,000 hours on each engine
. With boat
engines I've always done a quick and dirty calculation/analogy along the lines of:
Average speed of typical car, say 50mph x boat engine
hours = equivalent 'mileage' of boat engine.
So, in the above example, 50 x 2,000 = 100,000 miles.
Now, for a diesel
car engine I'd say 100,000 miles is approx 50% of the engine life (I know some go way past that) but in a boat where lack of use and corrosion
are the biggest killers of engines I'm wondering if 2,000 engine hours is very near the end of life on a 1992 boat.
How do you view these figures? Would you be budgeting for two new engines in the near future, or am I being pessimistic?