[C38] Hot water heater

Charles Finn charles at finn.ws
Tue Sep 5 16:02:19 EDT 2017


I just installed a Yanmar 40 hp 3jh3 that was completely rebuilt from 
the crankshaft up.    The engine was about
$6500 with $2000 additional until I return the "core." Installation ran 
about $4500 and I put a Max Prop on for $2600.

I can now do 5.5 kts in a 35 knot headwind at 3300 rpm  (max power is 
3800).   The Max Prop gives me about as much power in reverse as forward 
with a lot less propwalk!
I have about 60 hours on the engine as I wanted to be sure everything is 
working.  The alternator died, but the manufacturer just had me buy 
another one for which he reimbursed me.  Next summer I will be bringing 
the boat to Bayfield, WI which is on Lake Superior and while I have made 
the trip through all the Great Lakes before with the Universal 
5424.....   there a few times when I really wished I had more power!!!!!

The Yanmar is truly a marine engine with integral heat exchanger and 
most everything is within easy reach.  I just BARELY fits in the engine 
compartment and needed no rework of the bunks.  It is really nice to 
simply lean down and start the motor without pre-heaters!

So far....  I am a happy camper!

Chuck Finn
Mighty Quinn  #114
Great Lakes

On 9/4/2017 11:51 PM, Pierre Patino wrote:
> Hello All
>
> Please excuse my abject ignorance, but $20K for an engine replacement? 
> Somehow I was thinking less than $15K. Comments?
>
> Thanks for your inputs.
>
> On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 8:38 AM, William Knowles <whk1965 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:whk1965 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Our engine was overheating discovered it was plugged hot water
>     tank heat exchanger, that was about 8 years old. OK to buy new hot
>     water tank just be sure you can by-pass unit if needed.
>
>     On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Patrick Harpole
>     <1derful at comcast.net <mailto:1derful at comcast.net>> wrote:
>
>         My engine was overheating. Mechanic replaced a lot. Still
>         overheated. I discovered cause was hole in heat exchanger.
>         We take showers in regular water, have microwave for hot water
>         and sun shower. Sure you want hot water from tap?
>         Best investment for me are stern rail perch seats.
>         I drive sitting
>         Patrick
>
>         Sent from my iPhone
>
>         On Sep 2, 2017, at 5:57 AM, charles <charles at finn.ws
>         <mailto:charles at finn.ws>> wrote:
>
>>         Front connection for engine water with rear connection for
>>         house.
>>
>>
>>
>>         Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>
>>         -------- Original message --------
>>         From: richardheller at urbanwestcra.com
>>         <mailto:richardheller at urbanwestcra.com>
>>         Date: 9/1/17 10:53 PM (GMT-05:00)
>>         To: Catalina 38 Listserve <listserve at catalina38.org
>>         <mailto:listserve at catalina38.org>>
>>         Subject: [C38] Hot water heater
>>
>>         I'm about to enter the land of luxury and replace the hot
>>         water heater. Not sure whether to order one with a front or
>>         rear heat exchanger. Any suggestions by you veteran Cat
>>         owners would be very much appreciated.
>>>
>>>         Thanks very much.
>>>
>>>         Rick Heller
>>>         Southern Comfort #128
>>>         San Pedro, CA
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