Engines

Got an engine problem?

Whaleboat now offers mechanical repair services, from checking the oil level to a complete rebuild of your engine and other mechanical components. We also specialise in the restoration of antique marine engines, inboard and outboard.


Rebuilding a 1980's Evinrude V4 outboard petrol engine 

 
Installation of Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel engine with new coupling, bearings and propeller shaft.


Overhauling original Perkins 4.236 marine engine
 

Starting up the orignal Perkins marine engine of the Stella

After 12 years of storage (outside, under a tarpaulin) we managed to bring the old Perkins back to life. For the first attempt 4 batteries 12V were used, but.. no luck.

So we brought in the mighty Mitsubishi Galant, half the engine's age (20 years) and tried again. We're getting closer..

Friend and ultra-mechanic Emmanuel Dekeyser brings in some engineering magic, and there we go! Champagne! Edelweiss, edelweiss..

The engine runs smoothly, and only a small leakage in the exhaust/manifold appeared......

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