Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repower

Chris Flack

Hi Steve,

I am sailing  around the Med with a Turkish friend who also had a SM. He repowered with a Volvo 75 and couldn't be happier.  More power and better economy than his old Perking.

Hemera SM031

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From: "flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 9:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repower


We are considering a re-power on our 1992 Perkins Prima 80hp equipped SM. I would prefer the 110hp Yanmar, but have seen on some post, the C drive on the older drives may not be built for the extra horsepower. Any truth to this, or are all SM C drives created equal?  Also, any opinions on whether the extra horsepower is all that beneficial with this boat. What special considerations do I need when ordering the new Yanmar? For example, gearbox type and ratio. 

Thanks in advance for you help, as I'm trying to make a decision in the next couple of days. 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM 72

Hauled in St Augustine, FL

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