Gardner 8L3B Replacement?
Newbe here! My project vessel (retirement present to myself) is a late sixties steel displacement, 84 LOA, 72 LWL, 19 beam, 510 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.