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03-06-2013 09:15 PM
katsailor
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

It's out, the motor was pulled yesterday. Shop called and said it started right up and looked pretty good after being cleaned.

I don't know if I can post this but it is up for auction on popular INTERNET site.

Now for some serious cleaning and a little paint, new electrical wiring, plumbing, yada. yada.
03-03-2013 01:34 AM
katsailor
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Here are some pictures I took after I spent two days with a hose, brush and engine cleaner. It's still nasty.

https://picasaweb.google.com/m/photo...357841&start=5

03-02-2013 09:49 PM
katsailor
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

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Originally Posted by redhead78 View Post
Kat sailor here r pics Red
Wow, the space behind you engine is a big as my engine compartment and your before photo is still cleaner than my after I washed it down with a hose and spray cleaner pictures.
I just need to load the pictures form my iphone to picaza so I can post and you will see just how dirty and cramped the space is.

Nice setup on the template, I am hoping my engine bed will not require any modification. I have this dream of being able to work on my boat in white shoes and actually have them stay white.
03-02-2013 09:44 PM
katsailor
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

The plan is to pull it and then see if it will run, but I only want to invest a couple hours in the effort, It supposedly usta run until someone replaced the ignition switch so the answer is yes, it will be sold one way or another.
03-01-2013 07:08 PM
deniseO30
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Kats! are you going to part out the 5416? hint hint
03-01-2013 05:40 PM
redhead78
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Kat sailor here r pics Red
03-01-2013 05:32 PM
redhead78
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Kat sailor, I repowered 2 yrs ago, with a beta 35HP 100 amp, which comes wf the serpintine belt, I chose the ABVW waterproof panel with tach, warning lites and buzzers. Another option I went for was the high rise SS exhaust elbow. I did the install and I am very happy with this engine. I had a tangle of wires hoses, a real mess, I removed it all. You are correct, this is the time to clean clean, paint, and look at sound proofing. I think one of the best things I installed was a 24" florescent light. Mine is a center cockpit with a 65" shaft, my dealer gave me plan to make a small plywood engine template and and as I had to cut down my engine beds approx 2" it was a huge help. see pics for shaft align...Good luck any ?? ask away I learned ton doing this job. I will post pic seperatly can't do in quick post... Red
02-27-2013 08:21 PM
katsailor
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Thanks to all for your replies.

Stan at Beta performed a propeller calculation and found the boat is under-powered with the current motor. Upgrading to a new Beta 16 will still leave me almost one knot shy of hull speed. The local rep will see if the Beta 25 with a 100 amp alternator will fit.

I plan to use the boat for cruising so my main loads will be the refrigerator compressor and auto pilot.

My current plan is to have the existing motor pulled so I can clean and paint the engine space and rework my fuel lines and electrical wiring. Working 6x12 on nights the next two months so I don't have a lot of free time.

Lots of mystery wires and other things that were installed with a lack of common sense.

This bnoat needs a lot of love, my first project was to clean the lazarette, the exhaust elbow had a leak and coated everything with diesel particulate and saltwater spray, you could not get near anything back there without being covered in black soot.
02-27-2013 03:54 PM
kellysails
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Go serpentine. Another benefit is a significant reduction in belt dust, boy do I hate belt dust.
02-27-2013 02:30 PM
chucklesR
Re: To Serpentine or not to Serpentine (BETA)

Go big, you can easily have too little electric power making ability on a boat, you can never have too much.
I've priced kits, $246 is a steal for the better wheel.

Ditto on the better panel, you can have too little info, but seldom too much. Is there not a temp volt and oil pressure option?

edit - eh got me, go with a type C, it's worth it. Oil pressure drops can kill an engine.
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