Originally Posted by rpeterson
Sunchaser, original pump. She is a 1997 Kadey Krogen. So the pump gave good service. In this case I just had the alternator rebuilt, and the mechanic tighted down the belts (2) REAL tight which made the pump bearings finally go out.
I am going through this excercise because we plan to go down the coast to Mexico next year so I need to decide to take a lot of parts or refit with a wing of some kind. Kadey Krogen dealer say that a ABT.TRAC will drive my boat up to 4 kts using the generator. That may seem like the way to go.
There is no substitute for redoing your hang ons weather going to Mexico or Catalina.
A wing engine is a great idea especially if sized to give you adverse condition handling . I consider the little hydraulic get homes as inadequate as does KK if one looks at what they put on as original equipment.
BTW, I priced out a JD 4045 NA wing engine last year for $40K. This was on a vessel designed for it but never installed. Quote was from vessel builder.