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Can anyone advise me on changing the motor on my Pearson 30.
Do I need to rebuild the engine bed or engine brackets?
I have a working Faryman A30 diesel engine and would like to switch it out for a Yanmar 2GM20F.
 

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i will look for some engine compartment pictures for you. it is not all that easy for me to take pictures since i live in Florida and the boat is in the Bahamas. i do know from crawling around in the engine compartment that there are two beams or stringers or whatever you call them glassed into the hull that run fore and aft. these structures protrude about four inches or so from the bottom of the hull and these are what the motor mounts for my 2gm20f are attached to. i never saw the inside of the boat when the atomic four was installed. i assume that the engine had to come out forward of where it sits. my fuel tank is plastic and holds approximately 17 gallons of diesel. compared to some engine installations i have seen there appears to be quite a bit of room surrounding the engine but it is a tight fit on the top underneath the cockpit floor. it is a pain to access the oil dip stick and put the hose in there for changing the oil but i have gotten used to it. the oil fill is also a tight fit when it comes time to put the 2 quarts of oil in after an oil change but after spilling oil all over the place a couple of times you will find a way to deftly pour oil in there without a mess.

other than trying to find you some pictures let me know if there is anything else that i can share with you. you will love the 2gm20f. it really is a fantastic engine!!

andy
If you can please send me pictures of the engine mounts and where you mount the engine controllers.i have all winter to put this engine together.any help would be much appreciated.And other person with the same engine please share with me your experience
 
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