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When motoring, Long Passages runs along at a comfortable 6 knots with more in reserve, if needed

[Engine] [Transmission] [Propeller] [Fuel Tanks]

Engine
  • 50 hp Yanmar 4JH2E marine diesel known worldwide for dependability
  • Self bleeding - and it works great! Running a tank dry is no drama, fill and restart instantly
  • Racor fuel pre-filter and engine mounted final filter keep fuel clean
  • Double belts on alternator/water pump for minimum slippage and high-amperage charging
  • 1" dedicated thruhull for cooling water.
  • Quick-change Speedseal saltwater impeller system.
  • 100 amp Balmar alternator and smart charger.
  • Vetus wet exhaust is quiet, high anti-siphon loop prevents sucking water back into engine
  • Spares
Transmission
  • 2.16:1 Yanmar transmission matched to engine and propeller
  • Edson #875 single lever engine control at helm allows easy adjustment of gear and speed; prevents changing gears while engine is running at high RPM

Propeller
  • 3 blade 16" fixed pitch Michigan-type wheel
  • 1" stainless steel shaft with standard taper
  • Chatwick 'Blue Water' dripless seal - no stuffing box to leak or adjust; seals available worldwide
  • Cutlass bearing easy to replace - changed 2003

Fuel Tanks
  • 2 heavy-gauge aluminum tanks (installed in 2002)
  • 24 gallons capacity in each tank.
  • 400 miles motoring range at 5 knots in tanks
  • Individual cut-off valves for each tank.
  • Individual fill for each tank.
  • Fill is straight into tank allowing direct measurement and fast-flow filling.
  • Tanks are vented well above water-line to prevent seawater access to tanks
  • 5" Inspection/cleaning ports
 

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