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Old 07-31-2015, 01:09 PM   #12
Edelweiss
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If you do settle on Perkins, be sure and have an engine survey with special attention to the exhaust manifolds and elbows. For the 6-354's, NA 130's exhaust manifolds and the later "Range series" Engine with Manicoolers, they are custom built by Mesa Marine and are pricey, for the Turbo charged 160 -180's manifolds are available from Barr.

But overall a very good engine with excellent reliability!!


PS: 90% of all Californian's 34' - 42' LRC's were twin engine. I have seen one 42' LRC with no flybridge and a single engine. Also a few Californian commercial fishing boats that were singles, but they're very rare!!
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