Dyer 29 $25,000.00

Hooper

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I love the 29 Dyer. This looks like a really nice boat that has been well cared for during her life. Nice price too.
 

Duke

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Perkin Manicooler

I have been told that the Perkins engine 6.354 has something called the manicooler which is some kind of unified device that is involved in fresh water cooling of the engine. I have been told that due to the age of the these engines one will be looking at replacing this device sooner rather than later. I have been told that these are either not available or cost in excess of $10,000 to replace. So most folks end up re-powering.

Does anyone here have any experience with these engines and can either confirm or refute?
 

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I just was working on one of those motors and the oil cooler let go due to corrosion aluminum housing stainless bolts and a copper core w no zincs. To replace was over $10,000 before they stopped making them several years ago. The heat exchanger also has corrosin issues and that was $11,000 to replace if you could get one....luckily I found a junker engine and got the part otherwise would have been out of luck Transatlantic diesel is good for parts but plan on repowering the boat sooner than later
 

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Perkins 6.354

Thanks for confirming the problems with the engines. I was looking at another boat with this engine and several folks warned me about the problems with the parts.
 

machaca

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Actually a smooth running motor and that boat does
Look nice the problem is once the coolers start corroding off you are s o l unless you own stock in jb weld the good news if you repower that motor is worth a few bucks for parts
 

guitarman

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could you repower with a nice gas motor would be nice boat for not alot of money
 

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In a boat like this what would be the annual utilization that would justify diesel over gas?

Dino
 

machaca

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Looks like a nice boat for the price and the Perkins are good motors just when you need parts you are in trouble. Could run fine for years I wouldn't take a diesel out to put a gas motor in. A 220 six cyl yanmar would probably be a good fit for that
 

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