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  1. Engines (inboard)
    New never installed Volvo Penta MD11D 1983, has damage to the right rear mount, would not effect saildrive installation. Located Long Island New York, would deliver for a fair fee. $6500. $5500 without the gear.
  2. Diesel
    Can anyone help identifying make/model of this diesel on a Newport 30? I think they were built with an Atomic 4 so the boat has obviously been re-engine'd. Engine mounts look solid. Are they original? Thanks in advance.
  3. Engines
    I'm having some trouble with the stuffing box on the prop shaft of my sailboat and I was hoping someone on this forum may be able to shed some light on the problem. It started last fall, so we had the guys at the marina repack the stuffing box over the winter, but that did not fix the problem...
  4. Gas
    Hi all, This may be more a request for life advice than technical advice, so bear with me... I have a 1974 Islander 30 Mark II with an inboard Palmer P60 gas engine and wheel steering. When the engine runs well, I believe it is a great fit for this boat. I have learned to dock and undock using...
  5. Diesel
    My boat has a Yanmar 8HP 1GM10, pretty great condition and up until now i would swear this engine is bulletproof. Recently i noticed that after starting, the engine spit out a black discharge from the exhaust for about the first 5 - 10 seconds of running. After that, it goes away and doesn't...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Greetings from the soon-to-be-frozen midwest... I am in need of a replacement Volvo MD2B for my 1975 Halberg Rassey Monsun 31. Re-built is preferable, but if i could locate one that is at least running would be great as well.
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    I hope someone on this forum can help us. We have a Perkins diesel in our 1996 Oceanis 281 and need to replace the instrument gauge covers. Has anyone does this? Where are parts available? We were told to look at car suppliers for gauge covers, but have not had any luck. Will replace entire...
  8. Diesel
    Hello Forum, I am a newbie - just bought a '79 Catalina 27'. The original engine was a Petters (sp?) and it currently has a Yanmar 2GM20F inboard diesel. I've heard the engine is worth more than the boat. Ha! At any rate, I have scoured the web, and am not finding any kind of a simple...
  9. Gear & Maintenance
    My 1980 Cal 31 is currently equipped with a Universal 16hp inboard diesel engine. Most of the time it is fine, but we have run into situations wherein the horsepower just isn't enough to power through wind and waves in tight quarters where we can't use the sails. Would like to know what my...
  10. Gear & Maintenance
    I would love any suggestions about how to tackle this question -- my sailboat has a 3 batteries and a standard off/1/both/2 Perko switch. Battery 1 is used as the starting battery, even though it is a deep cycle (It was on the boat that way when I bought it). Battery 2 is actually 2 deep...
  11. Diesel
    Ok, so I was motoring in from Vallejo Yacht Club to Stockton ie SSC...a long ways for anyone who has done this knows. Somewhere along the way ( not exactly sure because I was Drinking Rum to keep from freezing to death) I hit a patch of water Hyacinth! Pretty much all over the Delta the last few...
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    I need to get the engine out of my Cooper Maple Leaf 54. There is what appears to be a semi-permanent plate in the cockpit floor. Has anyone had experience removing this plate. If so, how is it secured (glue, screws, etc) and any other words of wisdom? Regards GE
  13. Diesel
    Can anyone recommend a good 1-2 day course in the basics of Diesel engine maintenance and troubleshooting?
  14. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello Everyone. I am searching for a new or unused, 4 stroke 9.9HP Long Shaft Outboard Motor for our 26' Tylercraft, sailboat. I have some great leads. Does anyone happen to know where I could obtain a new or unused motor? I am looking at all options. Thank you for your time. Sincerely...
  15. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I need help to understand how to deal with the following situation. This relates to my experience as a client of a boatyard in the SF bay area. I have a Chris Craft 36' built in 1962. I bought her 4 years ago and i have had problems with the two engines. From time to time they would not start...
  16. Atomic 4
    Hi Everyone, I am new to the forum, I have used atomic 4 parts and I am located in San Diego County. Used Parts - Reverse Gear - Reverse gear housing -oil pan - exhaust manifold - flywheel -flywheel housing and cover - exhaust elbow -crossover tube (old style) -valve cover -accessory drive...
  17. Diesel
    This Ought to Keep Me Busy... So, glutton for punishment that I am, I've started a winter project: That's our aux -- a reliable Perkins 4.108M that (as you can tell from the staining) has developed a bit of an oil leak problem that is even high by Perkins standards. We also were getting a...
  18. Diesel
    My Volvo MD2020 needs a touch up...to say the least... What is new in the world of engine paints? Any high temp epoxies? Primers?
  19. Electrical Systems
    I haven't yet bought my boat, new to the world of sailing, But planning ahead. I'm looking at how to limit my carbon footprint. Has anyone replaced their gas or diesel motor with a 20-25hp electric motor? Or any thoughts on doing so? I found a few through google for around $2000. Also, if you...
  20. Diesel
    1998 Catalina MKII - needs new engine. Seeking rebuilt Universal M25X - 3 cyl. Appreciate any tips on where to find/buy a rebuilt engine or have ours rebuilt if that makes more sense. East coast preferred. MD/DC/VA if possible.
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