Friday, 3 June 2016

Aerogen 4 wind charger for sale

Since sold and will be on a cruising yacht soon.

This item has been used, new bearings have now been fitted. It will be bench tested prior to dispatch.

The Aerogen 4 will put out an easy 20 amps when its windy.

The system is a 12 volt one, a 24 volt stator can be fitted, it is ex stock and would be exchanged for the 12 volt  stator, not sold as part of the offer .

The LVM dump resistor kit is part of the offer.

The 316 polished stainless mounting mast is included in the offer.

The unit is now serviced with two new main shaft sealed type bearings, plus the bench test has shown a good output. 

The manual is included, its some 18 pages of information, one of which shows that you need a volt meter rated to 100 volts, we used 200 volts and saw as many as 120 volts in our test.

Now packed and waiting the first person who wants it .

Each item has been wrapped in its own wrapping.

The price is R8000 which is U$520 (exchange rate controled) the unit is in the Cape Town, South Africa, area.

Postage world wide at what ever that costs?


Genuine Bruce anchors for sale

I have two real Bruce anchors for sale, both used but undamaged.

One is the 20 kg size  and suitable for quite a large vessel, the other is a 5kg size and would suit a small to medium sized boat.

The price is R8000 for the larger one and R2500 for the smaller one.

Please beware of imitations of which there are many.

I have used a Bruce anchor on all my yacht cruises and never had an issue with dragging once.

The anchor is possibly the most important part of your safety equipment when cruising.

Contact me for further details.


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Perkins 4108 marine diesel for sale

This engine has been taken apart, then from the crank, which was left in the block rebuilt using parts such as new piston rings and a rebuilt cylinder head with new valves fitted.

Even the engines original oil angle information plate was restored.

The engine will be ready to test run once the correct CAV/Lucas diesel fuel fiter housing has been fitted.

With a rebuilt CAV fuel pump, new injector tips and many other parts this engine will continue to give good service.

The imported green paint is similar to the original Perkins paint shade that was on the engine. An etch primer was applied to the bare metal block, most parts of the engine were taken down to bare metal in our blasting cabinet.

The Perkins 4108 is sized 1760cc which is 108 cubic inches, it puts out 50bhp.

The price is R39,995 ex the Cape Town area, at the exchange rate right now this is just U$2630 ?


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Basils Optimist kit building

This second one will go faster than the first one we supplied, Basil has a third to do as well.

More on the finishing when we have it.


Monday, 30 May 2016

A Perkins 4108 marine diesel for sale

August 2016, and update:

This engine has been sold, if I can source another Perkins 4108 diesel I may restore that one also.

I have posted this before but as the engine is very near complete I think some  pictures of the engine in its etch primer and a price is in order.

The etch primer has given away to some imported Hamerite pale green, which is a very close match to the engines original colour.

At this stage the Serck  heat exchanger has been removed to allow the underside of it and the mount bracket to be sprayed as well.

The CAV diesel filter has been removed so that paints can be applied behind it, also I think an unpainted filter is a better idea.

The engine when opened was found to be in fine condition, the timing gears show no signs of wear at all.

The crank journals are the same, zero wear and the same unmarked bearing shells were re used.

The reworked cylinder head looks like its has new valves and springs?

The price is R49,950 with a Vat invoice for those who are in South Africa, those outside South Africa can get a 14% discount. Or a total take away price of  U$2800 only for an export or visiting yacht.

New piston rings and a rear crank seal have been fitted.

The engine was basically stripped down to bare metal and then etch primed. It will be sprayed in the correct Perkins hammer finish pale green when complete. This is not just a rebuilt Perkins 4108 marine diesel but a restored one as well.

The capacity is 1760 cc or 108 cubic inches, the engine puts out 50 bhp .

Both the Motorola 63 amp, alternator and the Lucas starter motor have been tested at an auto electrical shop and  were seen to be working well.

The engine has been filled with Castrol 20W/50 motor oil and has been turned over to prime the engines oil pump and galleries, So we are ready to start the engine.

The engine can be viewed running or a short video of same can be supplied. It can be crated and shipped to most places at whatever the cost is.