"Nubile Southern Sailor"
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
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Re: 2 stroke inboard
again good points capta....its not the heel that kills diesel in rough weather, its unmaintained diesel filters and tanks that cause it to fail when everything gets sloshed aroudn to hell, they stall and clog up the injectors which becomes a task to be done only at the dock.
I will point out though that some diesel manufacturers DO state maximum tilt angles and heel for normal use...it might have something to do with lubrication over a long period of time...I know I didnt feel too comfortable when motorsailing on my small h28 with a yanmar 2gmf...
having said that we did use it a couple of times to get out of an iffy situation...mosty thick chop when the wind died and seas were still sloppy and we were close to shore...