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post #21 of 25 Old 06-09-2009
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My boat came with a well-used Universal 5411. 2 cylinders and 11 HP! Whoohoo! Let me tell you that this little engine has been great. I have changed the oil, rebuilt the water pump (raw water cooled), and flushed the cooling system with oxolic acid. This little motor runs like a champ and can push me at hull speed (6.5 knots) for 1/2 gallon per hour. A larger newer engine would be nice, but as long as this thing chugs along, I'm happy.


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Apparently I have a monster, a Perkins 4-236, but then it is a 37' motorsailer, emphasis on motor. It swings a 28" prop. Previous owner took great care of it, and so far the nearly one year I have had it, it has run beautifully.
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CaptainForce, my 4jh4e 2009 has 600 hours on it. You cannot imagine how I was disapointed after our Atlantic passage: we ruined it puting so many hours !!! Man, mine is just a baby compared to yours. I hope it will age like yours ..... life long to Yanmars ....

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I love my Yanmar 4JH2E. It's simple to work on - I do most maintenance myself. It starts as soon as I turn the key.
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I own a 05135-13 Mermaid in a 35' Cape Island been a work horse since 1987. I just bought her in October and expect to be in the water by 01 May 10. Being an old (key word) marine engineer, I'm not comfortable with any motive force but my thumper. Just going to take some getting used to fresh air and natural light. Really looking forward to this summer, getting AWAY from it all, give you all a lat and long as the season progresses. Halifax Harbour and approaches awaits.
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