New engine for UK F 35 cat ketch

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Re: New engine for UK F 35 cat ketch

Post by seadago »

Thanks Gerald!
I also had endless trouble with the original Volvo Nausikaa came with. Had enough room to install a shallow sump engine only. Ended up choosing a Beta 16. Happy so far with it. Won't steam anywhere fast, but that's not the purpose anyway. Beta or Sole (apart from Volvo but far less expensive) are good engines for these boats. Both with Kubota engine blocks and shallow sumps as optional. Let us know how it goes.
s/v Nausikaa
SSR 30570, sail GBR 4619L
F30 CK (Hoyt), wishbones, centreboard, G10 rig. Built by Fairways Marine, Humble, UK, '82
Beta 16 hp with two-blade prop

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Re: New engine for UK F 35 cat ketch

Post by Castaway »

We had a new Volvo dI-30 sent from Gothenberg to Glasgow, then back to Sweden; the mechanic was slow getting started on the installation, and we were driving through Holland to reach the boat when we had a phone call to say the new engine could not fit in the available space. !!! We had the old engine put back, so that we could sail this season. Anyone want a new and unused Volvo D1-30 plus gearbox, delivered anywhere in Europe, (with tax paid status in EU and UK)?
Gerald Freshwater,
s/y 'Castaway', (UK F35 cat ketch, centreboard, 1987)
Lerwick Boating Club
Shetland Isles, Scotland

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