Any opinions on my engine?
I bought my boat repowered with Perkins Sabre M225Ti.
This engine was installed new in 2011 by the previous owner. I bought the boat, 1982 40' Ocean Alexander in 2015 with 360 hrs on this engine. Now the hours are 840.
I have no previous experience with marine diesels, but from my perspective this engine is literally perfect. It starts instantaneously every time and runs like a swiss watch. I am literally unable to think of anything negative about it, no matter how insignificant it might be.
This boat was built with Ford Lehman so now, with this Perkins you might think its overpowered, but if that is the case, it can only be a good thing. On a calm day with the sea state 0 I can attain hull speed at 1,900 RPM or even 1,800 RPM with the bottom just cleaned.
My fuel numbers are very low: 8 liters an hour on average. Normally I run at 1-1.5 knots below hull speed unless fantasy or need takes over. My hull is full displacement.