For the life of me I know very little yet about motors as yet ,but suspect I will learn much about them in the coming years-the good,the bad and the downright ugly.
The 40 ft steel motor
sailer I am in the process of rebuilding had an old Yanmar
2SE ( or 2SME maybe ) 2 cyl diesel- 18 hp approx) motor
, taken out but last known to work
and it cranks over yet I have not had it fire up.Not electric
start -hand cranked so must be -OLD.
Have been offered a 3 cyl 40 hp HRW3 Lister diesel
,water cooled,with all the bells and whistles,heat exchanger and (2) gearboxes, electric
start etc for $4,000:00.
Does anyone know what the approx $ value would be of the Lister motor and gearbox
in v.g.condition.Would like to know if this offer represents fair value ,but feel it is OK ?
Should I try and sell the old Yanmar
( even for spare parts
) and if so what would be a fair price
,cleaned up and presented well.?
Or, Should I perhaps donate it to a local technical college for kids
to learn on ?
Appreciate your advice.