29 H&H repower suggestions

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Looking at a 29 H&H thats gonna need a new motor and gear..Pretty sure I am going to go with a JD or cummins or yanmar????.. what do you guys think I could put in there to get it going at a good clip? what about prices and best places to get quotes from?
 

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I've got a 6068 John Deere 300hp in mine. 2:1 Twin Disc gear 1 3/4" shaft swinging a 24x26 4 blade. Looking at the boat thats on CL with no pictures?are ya??
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Thanks.. Yup looking at that one.. What's ball park numbers for that motor?
 

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Another Deere fan here. My experience is with them is only as generators and bow thrusters. But where I work we have some pretty old units and they are still going strong.

Also use Cummins as well. But a 6BT doesn't have wet liners. Can't replace them if you want to. Not really sure what else they offer now. Been kinda out of touch on that.

Forget about a CAT.

I have had great Deere service from 2 places.

RA Mitchell (mostly)
130 Popes Island
New Bedford, Ma.
508.999.5685

Steve's Shop
100 Terminal St
Charlestown, Ma
617.241.5335
 

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Thanks for those Deere dealers .. The 6bt doesn't have liners? Didnt know that.. Thanks again
 

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6BT can be overbored to 0.040" or 0.060" and service sleeved back to standard.
 

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There are so many factory rebuilt Cummins around that a majority of friends are picking up cheap money. There is some scam now, so be careful. I know that everyone always offer's rebuilt engines but they are not certified. I think I was looking at a 210HP for $11,000 rebuilt, everything but a gear. For some reason I always wanted a Deere.
 

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you can get a 6lpa-dtp 260hp rebuilt with one year warranty from mack boring in NJ. $16500
 

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I've got a 6068 John Deere 300hp in mine. 2:1 Twin Disc gear 1 3/4" shaft swinging a 24x26 4 blade. Looking at the boat thats on CL with no pictures?are ya??
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Hey Steve.. wasn't there a question about Snow Squall speed? What is the true number she makes? thanks
 

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Hey Steve.. wasn't there a question about Snow Squall speed? What is the true number she makes? thanks
It will do 5 knots at idle:p and at 2000rpm i'm doing 15 knots and burning aprox 8/gal a hour. When i sea trialed it i ran it at 2250 and it did aprox 17knots but that was into a 3-5' sea but it ran right into it and never pounded.
 

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you can get a 6lpa-dtp 260hp rebuilt with one year warranty from mack boring in NJ. $16500

thanks Jojo.. there was a new one of those some guy in maine had sitting in his garage.. I think he wanted $16k
 

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It will do 5 knots at idle:p and at 2000rpm i'm doing 15 knots and burning aprox 8/gal a hour. When i sea trialed it i ran it at 2250 and it did aprox 17knots but that was into a 3-5' sea but it ran right into it and never pounded.
Steve. are you happy with that motor I mean compared to the dozens of boats youve owned? how many boats are in your personal fleet right now?
 

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Steve. are you happy with that motor I mean compared to the dozens of boats youve owned? how many boats are in your personal fleet right now?
Yes i'm happy with the motor but remember i've only run it this summer, after a couple of thousand hours then we'll see. One thing i like about it is that no matter what rpm i run when i give it more throttle the power is there instantly, on the volvo 41P i had in the bowpicker there was always a lag time when you gave it throttle to when the power got there it was like a rubber band:rolleyes:, i sold the bp with 5200 hours on the engine and it still ran strong, burned no oil and started instantly. The Henriques had a J&T 6-71 in it and we all know how long lived those engines were.
My fleet is only the H&H, a 18' river boat w/a 50 yammie jet on it, a 15' aluminum Kofler drift boat & a 10' plastic kayak that will be on the roof of the H&H this summer.
 

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If I had a 29 H&H hull/top that needed an engine I'd buy a new Cummins RECON 6BTA 370 (I have two in my 31 Blackfin, just turned 400 hrs.) with a ZF 1:53 :1 Vee Drive.

With a Vee Drive the engine gets placed back out of the cabin and you end up with a very nice perfect height engine box.

The engine weight gets moved back toward the center of gravity.

I was going to do a similar install with a 6BT 220 in a 25 BHM.

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Buy whatver motor comes with the closest and best service period. Sorry but I think Yanmar are junk, Deere and cummins both good, again how close are the people who will fix it when it breaks, downtime will cost you moor than any difference in engine price, personally I like the cummins, but in part, because of the local service and availability of parts. The remans come with a great warranty probly because they are good motors!
 

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Buy whatver motor comes with the closest and best service period. Sorry but I think Yanmar are junk, Deere and cummins both good, again how close are the people who will fix it when it breaks, downtime will cost you moor than any difference in engine price, personally I like the cummins, but in part, because of the local service and availability of parts. The remans come with a great warranty probly because they are good motors!
What prompts you to call Yanmars junk? Anecdotally, I've heard that Yanmar is responsive to problems. Yanmar's warranty is five-years (non-commercial) and two years (commercial). How do Cummins and Deere warranties compare to that? I'm certainly not saying that Yanmars are the best marine diesel out there but I don't understand your characterization.
 

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From what I hear on here I am 90% sure im gonna go with a reman 6bt..I think they are best bang for your buck and the parts are readily available along with the fact that I should be able to do the majority of the work myself..I wouldnt move the engine box or anything like that and would rather have the engine forward as I dont want to fish around a box in the stern,, once again just my preference.
 
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