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Old 08-21-2016, 09:55 PM   #1
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Perkins Sabre 135N Metric or Inch

Headed to the new boat and wanted to buy a basic set of tools but I can't figure if the Perkins are metric or inch. Year 2000, YA series. Help!
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:26 PM   #2
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Headed to the new boat and wanted to buy a basic set of tools but I can't figure if the Perkins are metric or inch. Year 2000, YA series. Help!

There is no such thing as basic tools for a boat engine it seem to be a bit of everything due to all the bits that hang off the engine such as pumps, heat exchange, generator ,exhaust flanges
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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"Inch" can be S.A.E. or Whitworth or A/F, though some of those may be the same. If it`s Perkins it`s English related, making metric less likely, but Perkins made small marine engines for Volvo,so the mystery remains. Ask Perkins, or look up a Perkins manual, it should tell you.
At the risk of rounding off the flats on the odd nut or bolt head,there are close equivalents, eg. 13mm = 1/2".
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Was hoping to just buy one set until I move the whole tool box over next year when both boats are in California but I'll swing by the Depot and buy both Metric and inch.
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Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight all have sets that contain metric, SAE, as well as 1/4" and 3/8", short and deep sockets.
I can't imagine any boat that won't require both, given the extra add-ons and gizzywidgets.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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if its a 2000 Perkins it will most likely be metric threads
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