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After paying entirely too much AGAIN to winterize the engine on my Hunter 336 Yanmar 27 I have determined that it is time to learn more than where the diesel goes...

I guess like many boat owners I am painfully realizing that the cost of owning a boat is not the cost of buying the boat.

Can anyone recommend any materials (books or websites) that might have "marine diesels for dummies" type of materials including oil changes and winterization...

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An excellent place to start is www.marinedieseldirect.com, which is the website for Torresen Marine, a Yanmar dealer. They have a bulletin board for posting questions for one thing, and also sell all the factory engine manuals, etc.

I have a Yanmar 2GM20F and there isn''t much to winterizing it at all. It''s easily something you can take care of.
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I found a manual for Yanmars from some company on E Bay for $20 and bought one. It is designed for do it yourselfers with very clear instructions and photos. I can''t recall just how detailed it is in regards to winterizing, but I think it is worth having along. It does do a good job explaining how to do an oil change. I''d check for you but it is up on my boat which I won''t be visiting for a week or so. It is not the factory book, but for people like us it is probably better.

For oil changes, I had been using a par hand pump. the kind with the brass body. It took a lot pumping to get the oil out. This year, I decided to try a new system by Tempo. It is a cannister. Once the tube is inserted in the dipstick hole you pump the air out of the cannister and then go do something else while it sucks the oil out. When it is done, disconnect the hose and take the cannister to the recycle tank. I have used it only once and was impressed.
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thanks!!!

I also found a book from Don Casey on Sailboat Maintenance that appears to have a good section on "marine diesels for dummies"

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I have both the Clymer Yanmar Shop Manual, and the official Yanmar Service Manual. It may be overkill, but I find both good references. The Yanmar manual is more complete. I''m far from a diesel mechanic and need all the help I can get.

Mr. Offline2004 -- would you mind correcting the spelling of Jimmy Buffett''s name in your tag? Thanks! Jimmy would like that.
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SailorMitch

If you wouldnt mind telling me where I spelled it wrong I would gladly correct, but to the best of my knowledge including on more ticket stubs than I can remember it has always been spelled "Jimmy Buffett".

Thanks for the input... Where on the Chesapeake are you out of?

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You had spelled it with one "t" in your prior posts. Thanks for going back and correcting it. I didn''t mean to sound snippy. I stopped going to his concerts because Nissan Pavilion is such a pain when trying to leave. It was much more convenient when he used to appear every year at Merriweather Post in Columbia.

I sail out of the Patapsco.
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