After several months of searching (and initially aiming for a CS30), we're now the proud new owners of a CS36 on Georgian Bay. Lots of little and not so little projects to get done but overall solid condition at a reasonable price.
Given that we are fairly new to sailing, ensuring the engine is in good working order and up to date on maintenance is my first priority. So far we've taken her out for a 2.5 hour motor in calm weather and this is what we've noticed:
1)Easily cold started after using glow plug for 10-15s
1)Engine warms up to 180 as per panel gauge and stays there, even at full throttle.
2)Engine "spits" a steady stream of cooling water off transom with small amount of white smoke
3)Panel gauge indicates max RPM of 2100 at full throttle. Not sure how accurate gauge is, given gauge stays at 2100 despite audible decrease in engine rpm and boat speed when throttle is pulled back slightly.
4) As per speed log, 7.4kn at 2100, 7kn at 2100, 6kn 1900, 5kn at 1500
Not too sure about the rpms (manual states should do 2500) and the white smoke. Possibly overpropped (12X8 LH folding prop)? Anything else I should look into?
My initial plan is to do the following:
1) Change oil and filter: FRAM PH8A, generic 10/30 or Shell Rotella 10/45
2) Drain/Fill freshwater coolant: 50/50 green prestone/water
3) Drain/Fill Tranny oil: Dex III (manual specs obsolete type "A")
4) Replace raw water impeller (I'm assuming WMarine will be able to spec this part)
5) Clean raw water strainer
6) replace primary/secondary diesel filters (2x NAPA 3166 filters, one on engine compartment wall, one on engine)
Anything else I should get done asap? Any thoughts on the white smoke/decreased max rpm? For any other Canuck owners of W30 engines, any good canadian retailers for parts (impellers etc..)?
Thanks for all the help and I apologize for all the newb questions. Everything about sailing, boats, diesel engines is all new to us.