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Old 20 May 2002, 07:53   #1
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Yanmar 240HP

Hi folks

Ribex over boat selected just the choice of engine/drive to spec.

I am looking at the Yanmar 240HP with the Bravo 3 leg.
Does anyone have any experience feedback on this engine or combination.

Looking on here most Yanmars are the 300HP, is the 240HP a good engine ?.
I know the Bravo 3 leg overheats with the 300HP but have been told its OK with the 240HP.

The other option is the Volvo KAD32 DP, for which I have only heard good reports its just the Yanmar is more power for similar money.

Any comments welcome.

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Old 20 May 2002, 09:46   #2
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Wot about the 240 Yamaha / Yam drive (as per Spirit of Cardiff)?
Others here more qualified to comment ref. Bravo 3 but from what I understand its the 300hp's that have (had?) the problem. Alledgedly now resolved with Bravo 3x leg.

So whats the boat gonna be then? Ribcraft 7.8?

Alan
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Old 20 May 2002, 14:58   #3
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Hi Alan

Yep its another Ribcraft, just need to finalise details spec etc.
But it its a 7.8 offshore prob a Yanmar 240 with Bravo 3 drive. Checked and it is the X version of the drive.
But can have the Volvo depending on the feedback on the Yanmar 240.

As far as the Yamaha could do it just that Ribcraft usually fit the Volvo or the Yanmar and so have experience with these.

Hope to make good use of it and look forward to doing some of the longer trips etc.

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Old 20 May 2002, 16:01   #4
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Why??

Hope you had a good Ribex - but after all the thoughts and all that why did you choose the Ribcraft ? not being bad or anything, just interested to know why??

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Old 20 May 2002, 16:12   #5
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Hi why the Ricbraft ?.

Well it was between the Humber Ocean Pro 7.5 and the Ribcraft 7.8, both I belive very good boats that will look after us and the family if things get bad.

The Humber was cheaper but i had concerns that the 120Hp 1.7TDI was under powered. We went for two trips in the 6.3 with the 120Hp and was quite impressed but still concerened about the 7.5. Humber didnt seam keen to fit the KAD 32 of other engine, was told they didnt have engine boxes to fit which woried us some what. We got the feeling its our standard fit is the 120HP if nothing. Even the suppliers of the 120HP though it was underpowered. The finish of the Humbers was also very poor, but I was told that they had been rushed out for the show, but I can only judge them by what they had to show us.

Ribcraft, well i have a 4.8 Ribcraft now and am very happy with it.
have heard good report from commerical operators who use them hard. The standard offering was the 170HP KAD32 DP or the 240HP Yanmar + Bravo 3 leg.

Ribcraft was far more happy to say well we can do this or that and that wont work, which we liked, where Humber seamed much more this is what we have take it or leave it. In this case it was not the boats as I belive both are very good, Humbers finish leaving a bit to be desired, but the attitude and flexibility Ribcraft swayed it.
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Old 20 May 2002, 17:30   #6
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Ribcraft 7.8 / 240 diesel sounds like a good package. Now I'm jealous!

Ref. Volvo's go check out the Motor Boating forum on www.ybw.com and read the various threads about Volvo engines, failures, spare part prices and customer service!

Does the Yamaha use the Bravo 3? I thought Yamaha had their own Hydradrive? Or do you mean the Yanmar 250? Not that it matters as I imagine either would be great.

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I have the Yanmar 300 + X leg and so far, touch wood, no problems.

You may also consider putting a "gear box" shower on the leg to keep top of the gear box cool. They can be sourced from the US ( sorry no details ).

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Old 21 May 2002, 08:08   #8
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Thanks everyone.

Yes Alan it is the Yanmar 240HP with the Bravo 3x leg.
Had a look at the ybw forum, quite an eye opener.
Think things are looking more a more like the Yanmar

Mark, interesting that a leg submerged in water needs extra cooling. I will have a look at these but would think they can't be much more that a water scoop, and hopefully could be home made. Worth knowing though as I would have never thought of that.

Thanks for the feedback

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Old 21 May 2002, 11:09   #9
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Gary,

I have a 240 Yanmar and Bravo 3 combination with 600 hours on the clock. No gearbox problems so far ........

The gearbox is not submerged when the boat is moving forward so the shower seems a sensible idea, and I have one fitted.

They are available from Dave Crawford in the UK, but not hard to make I guess.

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Gary,
I have the Yanmar 300 with Bravo 3 leg and I have had one of Dave Crawfords showerheads fitted. As far as I can remember both supply and fit was not gaspingly expensive.
As far as I can see, all new Scorpions are fitted with the showerhead.
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