Re: [AtkinBoats] Help with motor weight estimate
- Try the Antique Marine Engine website, or Museum at Mystic Seaport...if you know the year, the January Issues of Motor Boating Magazine (Boat Show Issues) will probably have specs on the engine. Universal Manuals/specs are available on line.
Tom Hesselink <yahoo@...> wrote: Hello all, just found this group. I am planning on building the
Sergeant Faunce and was wondering if anyone knew the weight of the 8Hp
Universal Fisherman motor that is recomended? I did a search and found
an estimate of 220lbs for a 5 HP motor but that is all. Any help
greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tom
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> I doubt any modern 8 hp. marine engine willI'm not sure if you would call this a "modern" engine, but it is a
> do the work a Fisherman would ...
German-engineered engine that is manufactured in China and seems to
have a lot going for it in terms of heavy duty construction, simplicity
If any 8 hp diesel engine on the market today will do the work of a
Fisherman, I'll bet this is the one. It seems to weigh about the same
as the Fisherman, too.
- There is a very simlar engine from Brazil. I put pictures of them in
the Photos section with the title "engines for these boats" or very
similar. In Brazil they use them with a scoop placed behind the
propeller which pipes cooling water to a serpentine tube heat
exchanger that fits into the cooling water hopper. It's a factory
made part supplied by Yanmar for these engines.
I don't know if anyone is importing them but they should. I hate
buying anything made in China anymore.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
> > I doubt any modern 8 hp. marine engine will
> > do the work a Fisherman would ...
> I'm not sure if you would call this a "modern" engine, but it is a
> German-engineered engine that is manufactured in China and seems to
> have a lot going for it in terms of heavy duty construction,
> and longevity:same
> If any 8 hp diesel engine on the market today will do the work of a
> Fisherman, I'll bet this is the one. It seems to weigh about the
> as the Fisherman, too.
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks