[C38] Yanmars are good

Don Strong drstrong at ucdavis.edu
Tue Sep 5 17:00:39 EDT 2017


Chuck: Very cool. Our Yanmar 3gm has been completely reliable. It is 
about 15 yrs old with about 750 hours.
Don

On 9/5/17 1:02 PM, Charles Finn wrote:
> 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> 
>> 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> 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> 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>
>>>         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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and
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