hand starting cranking

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by glenville, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. glenville
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    glenville Junior Member

    I am sailing a 27 ft with a 1gm10 yanmar diesel that can be started with a hand
    crank ... it has saved me on a number of occasions with dead batteries and once with a bad solenoid. I am now building a 32 ft sailboat and want a diesel
    in the 25-30 hp range ... are there any diesels out there in that range that can
    be hand started? thanks for the help
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    Bukh is one for sure, yhere are still others
     
  3. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    The old Volvo MD series can be hand started but Volvo parts are priced INSANELY!!

    Google Lifeboat starting motors , there use starters that run on Hydraulic pressure , a bit pri$y , but a good reason to install a Hyd windlass , that never stops when the "white smoke" escapes from an electric jobbie.

    Hyd pressure if lost can be replaced with a hand pump in a short time , and if your LAZY sheet winches can usually be hyd operated too.

    You tail, as it turns , and you pressurize later ,after the tacking duel.

    FF
     

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