Hinckley isn't specifying Yanmar in certain models of their picnic boat lineup for the relatively small price difference between the two. I think that most here would agree that the typical Hinckley picnic boat customer wouldn't notice the price difference between Cummins and Yanmar power so financials aren't the reason that Hinckley specifies Yanmar.Go with a Cummins.................GO WITH A CUMMINS............Yanmar work great in Sailboats, Cummins equals better motors with cheaper and way more available parts and service JMHO
True, assembled in Mexico, American parts though, exceot for the German (Bosch) fuel pump LOL.The cummins is a nice engine but being the sales rep (full disclosure) I have to say we offer a nice product too. This 6LP has been around a long time and it is a solid engine. The engine is about 500lbs less then the 1350lbs 6BT as well.
Our dealer network is large and many of our dealers are Cummins dealers.
As far as American Iron is concerned the recon is assembled in Mexico. A lot of the Yanmars are assembled here in GA.
We are great in sailboats, launches, and all sorts of boats. If you need any help...let me know. I would be glad to help.
Less weight usually equals less durability.......Which is fine because most hinkleys sit at the dock and the they want to sell speed which is accomplished through less weight. One will never get the hours out of a Yanmar that one would from a cummins. Then when they break down see how long it takes to get them fixed and compare the cost of parts. I guess when I think of downeast boats I think of work boats by in large, and there comes in the facet of durability and down time, which equals parts availibilty and service. There really is no comparison. Unless you get charged by the pound to haul it out of the water. Hinkley owners and then there is the rest of us. Spent three months trying to get a Yanmar fixed with horrendous service from Mack Boring to the tune of 17 grand to rebuild a Yanmar with catastropic failure at 1100 hours. Missed almost the whole season, and mack boring treated us like a bunch of assholes because they didnt want to deal with us direct but they sure took the check from us direct when we picked up and made sure it was a bank check because they knew how disgusted we were. But it sure was a light motor....never again. Maybe this will help substantiate my opinion.Hinckley isn't specifying Yanmar in certain models of their picnic boat lineup for the relatively small price difference between the two. I think that most here would agree that the typical Hinckley picnic boat customer wouldn't notice the price difference between Cummins and Yanmar power so financials aren't the reason that Hinckley specifies Yanmar.
I'm specifying Yanmar because their 370 hp LV series weighs 500# less than the equivalent Cummins B series (bobtail weights).
I guess we got the lemon, since 1100 hrs was all it took to self destruct. Had twins, both got the same maint, one dies, one doesnt. Real Bad Luck?? Our motors were 99s, and latter learned that the engine mounts were notoriously poor as they made sure to have us swap out in the other motor when the rebuilt was installed. I would highly reccommend that anyone with a Yanmar check their mounts and allignment yearly!! Not that that isnt good practice anyhow. Wish everyone better luck than ours with Yanmar durability and subsequent need for timely professional service. Nothing against any local mechanics of course.The 4LHs were probably THE BEST 4 cyl/ 200-240 hp out there.
Why Yanmar discontinued availability in the states is anyone's guess.
These engines were bulletproof.
The replacement BYs....????