|Perkins 4-108, victim of ineptitude|
|Pretty on the outside, flawed on the inside|
|Simple measurements, right?|
|ZF10M with 62mm|
The Beta 43 develops 43 HP at 2,800.
The Perkins developed 75 ft lbs of torque at 2,200 whereas the Beta 43 develops 95 ft lbs of torque at between 1,600 and 2,000 RPM.
The Perkins is 108 cu.in whereas the Beta 43 is 122 cu.in.
Experience has shown that the ZF10M cannot handle the torque of the Beta 43 for very long.
|Snug in the bowels of the bilge|
And hey, if you are here in the boatyard, drop on by later this afternoon and we'll have cocktails while we tell each other horror stories about repairs gone rogue and projects that developed a life of their own.