I'm looking at purchasing a 52ft paddlewheeler. More details in the Welcome Mat forum: https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...tml#post856581
I wasn't able to get the model number, but the main engine is a 220HP Perkins. It has a keel cooler fitted, and fuel comes from the day tank. There is an issue with the cooling system and it sounds like the transfer pump is out. The guy I looked at it with said that they would fill the day tank with jerry cans, pour in some new cooling water, and she "ran just fine". Obviously this thing needs some attention though.
1. Can anyone pinpoint the engine model? I'd like to do some more research.
2. What's a ballpark for a rebuild? Assuming that the bores are good and it can be done in place.
I'm working up to making an offer but need some figures in hand to make an educated one. I've attached what pictures I can. Wish I had taken more but so it goes. I've included one of the link belt gearbox that drives a sprocket, which in turn drives the main wheel via chain. Pretty cool. It appears to have a hydromatic tranny installed but I'm no expert.