Which engines would you think twice about - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree18Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-04-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,696
Thanks: 166
Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 7
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Which engines would you think twice about

Some engines are hard to find parts for. If your buying a boat which engines would make you feel pretty good vs which ones would you be afraid of in reference to finding parts.

Easy
Universal
Yamnar
Atomic 4 but expect to pay 5,000 less for boat as the market has discounted it.


Hard
Farryman
Any raw water cooled
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-04-2012
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,548
Thanks: 4
Thanked 87 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Add Volvo to the list of hard to find parts for and very expensive if they exist.

Add Beta (marinized Kubota) to the easy list.
Pegu club likes this.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-04-2012
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,150
Thanks: 32
Thanked 71 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Bukh
Renault
BMW
In other words, most of the original engines in 70s Hunters. They did some weird stuff.

I am currently tempted by a a Lloyds Mariner 20 hp engine that is available locally. small, light, simple, but I don't know much about them, so I am hesitant to pull the trigger.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-04-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
nothingshocking1 is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

where does westerbeke fall on the list
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-04-2012
StormBay's Avatar
Jnoiur Mebemr
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St. Augustine
Posts: 163
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 4
StormBay is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

After owning a Nanni for the past 10 months I have had enough! I am going to re-power with a yanmar when we get hauled out on the 22nd (we found a god price at the miami boat show :-). We have had an issue with the heat exchanger for some time now and the Nanni rep was less than helpful with locating the parts we needed. His exact words were "Your engine is an older model so we don't carry parts for it. You should consider re-powering with one of our newer models." This was after we finally got him on the phone a month and a half after we had first contacted him! Never again would I even consider owning a Nanni! Overly complex pice of $&#@!
SOVT likes this.
__________________
Yu & Frank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by StormBay; 03-04-2012 at 11:45 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-04-2012
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

I say let's put a Lister in her and see how she does.
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-05-2012
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,685
Thanks: 68
Thanked 195 Times in 187 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Quote:
Originally Posted by StormBay View Post
After owning a Nanni for the past 10 months I have had enough! I am going to re-power with a yanmar .....
Assuming this was a new-to-you boat 10 months ago - and not a repower in itself?

Anyhow I'm sure I'll be in a minority here, but the various VW marinizations (primarily based on the Rabbit Diesel, and now Jetta) use all the usual marinization parts (Jabsco, Bowman, Hurth/Z), and actual engine parts are pretty much available just about anywhere world wide.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-05-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Naniamo B.C.
Posts: 1,770
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Capt Len is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

For toughness, easy to work on and parts availability world wide I like the Isuzu.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-05-2012
StormBay's Avatar
Jnoiur Mebemr
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St. Augustine
Posts: 163
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 4
StormBay is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Assuming this was a new-to-you boat 10 months ago - and not a repower in itself?
Yes, we bought the boat 10 months ago. Our Nanni is a marinized Mercedes 616 engine (easy to find parts), however the heat exchanger etc are not the usual off the shelf stuff and are all really large and complex castings (impossible to find parts).
__________________
Yu & Frank

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Faster; 03-05-2012 at 09:53 AM. Reason: fixed quote
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-05-2012
JiffyLube's Avatar
Grasshopper
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 894
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
JiffyLube is on a distinguished road
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Anyhow I'm sure I'll be in a minority here, but the various VW marinizations (primarily based on the Rabbit Diesel, and now Jetta) use all the usual marinization parts (Jabsco, Bowman, Hurth/Z), and actual engine parts are pretty much available just about anywhere world wide.
You're not alone. We have a Pathfinder 50 in our boat that's 30 years old, and it runs very good. While I entertained the idea of a re-power, we haven't had any serious problems with this engine. Parts are not hard to find, but some mechanics don't know the engine that well.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4-108 Engines dave6330 Gear & Maintenance 5 06-06-2009 05:22 AM
Gas Engines? Classic30 Gear & Maintenance 24 08-06-2008 01:47 AM
engines warwicksail Gear & Maintenance 6 12-14-2007 08:52 AM
engines warwicksail Gear & Maintenance 5 12-13-2007 03:57 PM
New diesel engines Marktesno General Discussion (sailing related) 4 03-06-2001 02:28 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.