Just out of curiosity, why are you repowering? How many hours on your Perkins? What problems lead you to repower decision?
Should be about $2500 to re-do your Perkins if you do it yourself and it's great fun - should take only about a week.
---In amelyachtowners@..., <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote :
Hey all.... So I'm repowering my SM and have been presented (maybe) with two options: Complete overhaul and rebuild/rebore of the original Perkins Prima 80T (80 horses) or dropping in the Volvo D3 out of a 54 (110 hp). I know they're completely different beasts, and I'd love the extra HP, but am also more interested in absolute reliability. The Volvo is claimed to run perfectly by people I trust (the future rebuilder of the Perkins and the previous owner of my boat, who is probably reading this and who has been nothing but 1000% honest with me).
I've done some research and read that Volvos dont seem much desired and/or finicky and/or expensive to fix. BUT that's a lotta extra juice :) My question: Is it worth the squeeze?