Originally Posted by On The Rocks
I believe the 62 hp engines are 4-154s. I have them, good engines but finding parts is a bear. I don't know why as other perkins (4-108 & 4-236) seem to have good parts availability. Maybe they just didn't make many of the 4-154s?
Well it turns out I learn something new everyday! My 36 Mark II manufactured and titled as a 1976 also has the 4-154 engines or the 62 hp version Perkins mains. The sea trial was yesterday and everything with the exception of the generator passed with flying colors for an almost 40 year old boat. Maximum speed with only 50 gallons of diesel not (250) was 9knots at 3200 rpms. That's 200 off the 3000 rpms they are rated for. We had no smoke, temperatures were good as we measured them at various points on both engines with a thermal heat gun. They started after 4 years of sitting on the 1st crank. I did have the impellers, oil, oil filters and fuel filters replaced prior to launch for sea trial. I installed 2 new 4D batteries and a new generator battery. In addition I had the tank professionally cleaned and the old diesel fuel evacuated. It appears over the last 2 years of a 4 year lay up the owners had installed 2 new starters, 2 alternator rebuilds, new raw water pumps installed as well as the impellers. How would I know this? The spares were left hidden in a compartment on the boat and I found the receipts for the work. I actually have the original factory delivery and acceptance sheet as well as the warranty information for the engines as well as every sub system on the vessel. It's pretty cool to read the literature as well as the original Perkins manual and warranty information.
New canvas and window covers were made over this past winter, that and a dingy crane are part of the sale.
The Westerbeke generator appears to have a fuel or governor issue and this will be repaired prior to me purchasing the vessel. Closing will be no later than Saturday of the upcoming week.
I feel I'm practically stealing the boat for what I offered and what was accepted.