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Old 09-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #21
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Once again,* just seeing whose out there.*

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Old 10-05-2009, 12:45 AM   #22
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30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

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FF wrote:Yes there heavy , but it adds to the reliability that a 3200rpm flea like a Yanmar or Kubota could only dream of.

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Have you considered your own marinization (saves 1/2 to 2/3 of cost?)


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As for DIY marinization, I suggest Kubota V1505 35HP 4 Cyl, or V2203 50HP.
Cheap enough to buy brand new and several suppliers off the shelv marinisation kits and an engine that will keep on running for decades.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:24 AM   #23
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Have you considered your own marinization (saves 1/2 to 2/3 of cost?)

LOVE IT ! My favorite engine is the Intl DT 466.

Nice at 75 to 150 hp , DIRT cheap in the truck werckers and depending on the year chosen , electric or mechanical and turboed aftercooled or NA is your choice.

Same basic engine in the smaller DT 360 .

A couple of times a year the complete rebuild kit is $799 and thats a nice way to get a Zero time engine at low cost.

Downside 1200lbs or so plus tranny..

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:19 AM   #24
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Where does one find these off the shelf marinization kits for the small kubotas?

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:33 AM   #25
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30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Hi there!

Here are two suppliers of marinsing kits for Kubota Both in Australia yet shipping of parts shouldn't be a drama. You can research suppliers in the US. If we have two you must have half a dozen.

http://www.diecon.com.au/index.html

www.wm-marine-diesel.com/

Another supplier of marinization parts yet not for Kubota is Lancing Marine in the UK

www.lancingmarine.com/


Sorry I don't know why the link does not work, jus copy and past in your search engine




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Old 10-06-2009, 03:47 AM   #26
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

International, I agree, nice simple cheap engine. Not as nice as a rebuilt and polished Gardner but surely more practical.

http://www.internationaldelivers.com...t466detail.asp
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:26 AM   #27
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Not as nice as a rebuilt and polished Gardner but surely more practical.

And at least a ton lighter.
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

I realize this is an old post but I cannot resist commenting on the Sabb variable pitch prop comments.* Arguing that a transmission is less complex than a Sabb variable pitch prop is not accurate.* The Sabb propellor is quite simple and controlled by moving the prop shaft fore and aft which changes propellor pitch via a simple pin and block assembly.* There are no complicated moving parts.* The only maintenance is changing the plastic thrust washers every few years and a shot of grease every morning.

The system does generate comments that "you left your boat in gear!!".
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:19 AM   #29
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Interesting that the simplest concept , yank the engine and get it PROPERLY rebuilt was never even considered.

A 600lb box to Sweden and back , by ship is not that expensive.

If a factory new went 30-40 years , the usually more reliable rebuilt should do better.
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Reading the original post,** I don't think he was replacing his sabb,** just thinking about replacing with a Sabb.

I'm not even sure that Sabb still makes the engine.** Last I heard was that in order to use their variable pitch stuff, you had to use a more modern high speed engine and gear it down first,* then couple to the variable stuff.

In any event,* I have tried contacting the Sabb US dealer in FLA several times and never have I gotten a response.

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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Fred are you mixing the Swedish car/plane manufacturer SAAB with the Norwegian boat engine manufacturer SABB?
Sabb were acquired by the Frydenbų Group some years ago. Parts for Sabb engines can still be found at their online store. A problem tracing page can be found here. (If Norwegian is not your native tongue, you will have to use some online service like Google to translate)
After stopping manufacturing their own engines, Sabb has been marinising Ford, Iveco and Mitsubishi base engines. Like a couple of other Norwegian semi diesel brands, they moved into producing CPP propeller systems and gearboxes when competition from high volume engine manufacturers became to fierce in the sixties and seventies.
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Swedish car/plane manufacturer SAAB with the Norwegian boat engine manufacturer SABB

Same o same o , like AU and NZ there both down under , somewhere north of the South Pole.
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

Carefull FF you starting to sound like an OPRA fan know nutin about nutin
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RE: 30 Horspower Saab Diesel with a variable pitch prop

sound like an OPRA fan

Back in the 90's I had a triple bypass and found with sufficient IV drip of morphine Opra wasn't too bad.

Hollywood Squares required double the drip rate.
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