installing a backup engine

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by RodNca, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    570
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    This is the only good looking quad extra motors you can put on a boat. GET SEATOW...... images (1).jpeg
     
  2. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    IMO, these two will not work together very well....LOL

    As you can see from other posts, obviously some people are getting "creative" and don't care about the looks. The real solution for those that go in open water, is a boat with twin engines. Many years ago, when we made the decision to do more offshore cruising, upgrading from a single screw (240DA) to a twin inboards was one of the primary requirements. It was definitely the right decision.
     
  3. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I'm sure that you're getting 100% of votes on the best looking quad.....LOL

    Any towing service coverage goes without saying. However, I'd recommend on seriously reviewing your options on getting your boat to safety on your own.

    Extreme example, which I've witnessed during one of my long trips. A call was made from a disabled vessel. It's been couple of years ago and I don't remember for sure if they were 50 or 100 miles offshore. I heard the initial call in the early morning. While moving on slow ICW for few hours I kept hearing communication from the CG, periodically responding to the vessel in trouble and other vessels relaying the calls. Late afternoon I finally heard that ETA for help to arrive was about 1hr+. If my memory serves me right, it was actually the CG who sent an asset for help, not a towing service.

    Point being, depending where you're, one could be waiting for a looooooong time until help arrives. And as you can imagine, a lot can happen during those hours of waiting.
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    @Alex F ... you know the OP is on a small island off of Australia .... and buying a bigger boat might not be an option
     
  5. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Thanks for clarifying. I didn't pay close attention to the location. Well, in that case he better keep very close to that island and don't venture too far out, with a single screw. Being on a small island, I'm willing to bet that a towing service is not around the corner and always available either.
     
  6. mblockb

    mblockb Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    102
    Oct 12, 2018
    OH
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1996 Mariah Z 209 5.7L Sold
    C&C MEGA 30 Sold
    1976 Chrysler Buccaneer 22 Sold
    8.1L V Drives
    Love my twin 8.1s but in that part of the world I would prefer a sailboat.

    upload_2020-7-28_14-13-36.png
     

Share This Page

Show Sidebar