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Old 02-20-2015, 06:36 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Baker View Post
2 engine options. Both Perkins is the 165hp you mentioned and the other the 200hp version of the same engine. Although a small difference, that little bit of extra HP is what got you over the hump and gave you a realistic chance of cruising at 12 or so knots.
34s here seem to use a 380hp Yanmar. Too much power imo, unless you want to plane.

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Old 02-21-2015, 06:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
34s here seem to use a 380hp Yanmar. Too much power imo, unless you want to plane.
Those are the modern 34 Mainships. The 1979 era 34 was originally powered with a 160 hp Perkins. In 1980 they changed to the 165 hp range 4 Perkins. Then in 81 they started offering the 200 Perkins so it's kind of a mix after that.
Around 85 or 86 they started putting 220 Detroits (4 cycle) in them.
The preferred engine for repower was / is the Cummins 6 bt at 210/220. Some crazies like me put in more power. Some used higher hp Perkins and I've seen a few with Yanmars. The highest hp I have heard of was 315 Yanmar.
Some have used alley engines but I think that ruins the boat.
I know after I repowered it was a much better boat and much more efficient.

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