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Saturday, September 8 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Replacing a Marine Diesel Engine

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Our beloved wooden boats are dear to us for many reasons, mostly having to do with traditions and esthetics of a pre-industrial age. For most, their utility and safety depend as well on the reliability of their power-plants. The failure of an engine forces upon us challenging decisions involving technology, skills, and economics: Can the engine be rebuilt? Can I do it myself? Am I better off with a new engine? Which brand? Can I install it myself? What else will need to be renewed? This presentation is not intended as a How-to but rather a How-to-think-about replacing a recreational marine diesel engine.
This presentation is a roadmap of the decisions that must be made concerning every aspect of the job, including space, engine mounts, fuel system, raw water intake, exhaust system, and propeller suitability. The presentation is intended to benefit those who may face similar challenges, whether they decide to do the job themselves or have a mechanic do it.


Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel is master and slave to S/V Ripple, being a 26 foot Atkins cutter built by the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding in 1994. He lost his engine on the first day of a planned circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in 2017, and spent the remainder of his summer re-powering... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr