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Old 10-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Elastoboy
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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Gardner 8L3B Replacement?

Newbe here! My project vessel (retirement present to myself) is a late sixties steel displacement, 84’ LOA, 72’ LWL, 19’ beam, 5’10” draught – Cruise 10 knots, VNE 12.8 knots.

2 x Gardner 8L3B with 3UC type 2 boxes – originally 230Hp @ 1180 rpm, very frugal on fuel! – now both are completely shot!

Looking for suggestions, options, your experiences for replacement with “modern” engines – Maintenance, availability, economy and possible weight savings are the selection criteria, up-front costs are secondary.

Cruising Caribbean & Eastern seaboard, about 600 hrs/year usage.

Hope you can point me in the right direction.
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