SAILS 1990 45 Florida Bay Coaster
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SAILS....Engine Room
The Engine Room hides beneath the Main Salon and is sound proofed with lead acoustic blankets and thick walls. Access is through doors in the Laundry Room. This is a large space for easy access to both main engines and the generator. Mechanics have no difficulty reaching any part of the diesels. As in the Laundry Room, the bilge has been maintained meticulously "dry" it's entire life. The stuffing boxes have been housed in small Rubbermaid bins with a dedicated bilge pump so that no water escapes into the bilge proper. As a result of this dry air conditioned environment, the engines look "new". The water pumps were replaced on all three diesels in 2005, the heat exchangers and after coolers in 2004, and all hoses were replaced in 2003. Engine mounts have been frequently replaced through the years. The power head (all the coils and contacts that create the AC current) in the generator was replaced in 2004. The Raycor fuel filters were upgraded to flame bowls late in 2005. The pillow block bearings were replaced in 2004 and the cutlass bearings in 2005. And all filters and oil have been changed every 100 hours. There is an oil exchange pump that makes changing oil a snap. The 40 HP hydraulic pump was added in 2004 for the windlasses, however the installation was chosen to be large enough to power a bow thruster if one is added in the future; everything is in place for a hydraulic thruster except the thruster itself.

Equipment in the Engine Room:
  • Two 140 HP Yanmar Diesel Turbo-Charged 4LH-HTE
  • 12.5 KW Kohler (Yanmar) Diesel Generator 4JH LK
  • Three Groco ARG-1000 sea-water strainers
  • Three Raycor 900MA fuel filters
  • 3/4 HP Continuous Duty Exhaust Fan
  • Micro Commander engine control actuators with synchronization, port lead
  • Four 6 volt gel storage batteries, house bank
  • Three 4D gel storage batteries, dedicated to each diesel
  • Closed circuit TV camera
  • High Impact Glass Sight Gauges for fuel tanks
  • AC and DC lighting
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