A new engine can renew your
boat's life – without the need to change boats!
would be no exaggeration to say that a new engine grants a boat a
new lease on life. Comfort and safety on board are enhanced,
performance improved, maneuvering is simplified and the value of
the boat increases!
A few of the considerations when
re-powering your boat are outlined below. Please read through
this page and make sure you view our three-minute Dickson's
Re-power Presentation by clicking on THIS
LINK. As always Contact Dickon's
Marine to find out more about your re-power options
A diesel engine generally
offers better operational reliability, a longer service life and
improved safety. The advantages of gasoline engines are high
performance in relation to weight and a relatively low purchase
price. The more often you use your boat, the more suitable a
diesel engine is for the application.
The power of the engine is
another concern when considering a re-power. Most planing hulls
can increase their top speed with a more powerful engine. In many
cases however, more important than an increase in top speed is
the boat’s ability to accommodate heavier loads and
increased cruising range. Although diesel and gas engine
horsepower are basically equivalent, the high torque output of
modern turbo-charged diesel engines and efficient cruising they
allow are very attractive to most boaters.
Adding options like
supplementing or exchanging noise insulation is far easier with
an empty engine bay, so it's a good idea to take advantage of the
You should also take the opportunity to
inspect air vents and ventilation. In many cases, it's worth
replacing the electrical system in a boat in connection with an
engine change. In the corrosive and damp marine environment, a
ten-year old system is no longer as efficient and safe as when
new. In addition, modern boats are often equipped with a greater
number of electrical appliances, something the electrical system
may not have been designed for.
Water heaters powered by
the engine’s cooling system, effective theft protection, a
hot-air fan that keeps the windows free from mist or perhaps a
bow thruster are all worth considering. Generators are also
common replacements in conjunction with an engine
If you're changing to a modern
electronically controlled diesel or gas engine, a series of
intelligent instruments are available that you can connect.
Modern electronic controls offer straightforward and highly
precise engine operation.
It's also wise to inspect,
update and/or replace steering cables or hydraulics, battery
cables and fuses, fuel supply and return lines, etc.
Contact Dickon's Marine to find out
more about your re-power options. Chances are, we have already
completed a similar project and can give you a good idea of what
will be involved and what performance you can expect.
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