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Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

A decompression lever lets you start with a much lower battery, or hand start, with smaller diesels.
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Note the unit is filled with fresh water and antifreeze, not salt water. Only salt water is the injection into the exhaust. That said, your comment about a brace is a good one. Fresh water is a...
Forum: Diesel   05-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

I would still be worried about the amount of heat conducted through the device... Janice's update stating that the cooler water enter at the exhaust outlet end lessens this, somewhat, but it is still...
Forum: Diesel   05-21-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By davidpm
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

I have nothing to add technically but I would like to congratulate Janice on her excellent forum manners. She is doing something a little off the beaten path and is explaining what she is doing.
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Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Finally, the exhaust manifold for a marine application is usually made from cast iron. Cast Iron is great for this application because it is thick (and won't burn through as quickly as stainless...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

I have not yet read your blog, but I will in a min...

In the hope that I can help you out, however here is something to consider. I have a Universal M25, and am most familiar with that engine. The...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

All our marine diesels started life as industrial or tractor motors. For future readers I think a wise approach to this is to buy the exact block one of the marine marinizers is already marinizing. ...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

mitempo is correct that you will need an exhaust loop with injection like his picture. Even with your cooled exhaust manifold, the exhaust gas will be too hot for hose. You will need stainless or...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The pic is not my engine, just an example of an exhaust elbow with raw water injection for cooling. It is a typical installation on marine engines whether they have fresh water cooling or raw water...
Forum: Diesel   05-19-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Water cooled exhaust systems use the raw water for cooling. At temps of 80 degrees and lower depending on location the job is done nicely. What is confusing is why the engine coolant is there as...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Someone on the Cabo Rico google site posted a similar repower..

"I believe that Beta and Nanni are both based on a general purpose Kubota engine (used everywhere from tractors to generators) with...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Very nice work! My boats diesel is in fact a marinized version of a fork lift/water pump/generator power- Nissan diesel. The engine was governed to run at industrial rpms but designed for various...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The other issue that I would be concerned with is that marine electrical systems are 'explosion proof' , meaning that anything that can produce a spark is sealed. This is critical on boats with...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,525
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Interesting that you are using stainless for the heat exchanger. Stainless is a lousy conductor of heat. Copper is normally used as it is far superior at heat transfer. One pipe is not likely enough...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By safira
Re: Christmas aboard

Well Well Well Janice..... he he he such a deep subject for my small shallow mind ..... miss ya over this way and hope all is good for you ....
did get the note you sent about the horn helping you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…


Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-19-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 36,975
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Downside of living aboard

I hope you all can find the boats, people and special places that you enjoy, as life is a one short-term no do-over opportunity.
One of the last conversations I remember having w/ my grand father...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,112
Posted By doug1957
Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

In our log on the third sail ever is, "Great day, nothing bad happened."
Forum: herSailNet   10-26-2012
Replies: 230
Views: 22,592
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

While I am married, "our" boat is clearly my wife's. We had another boat that was "mine" at the time we married but she didn't care for it all that much. (It didn't have two heads for starters, and...
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