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Old 26 November 2013, 16:22   #1
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anyone know anything

As the title does anyone know anything about these Perkins 30hp 2 stroke?

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Old 26 November 2013, 17:49   #2
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There was a bloke in my parents boat club who had, I think, a pair on the back of a Dolphin cruiser in the 1960s.

Did you know that Perkins also made a marine "Aga" type range, fuelled by diesel?
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Old 26 November 2013, 19:14   #3
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I had a couple of Perkins 30s that i was given in the early 1980s by a work mate, Me old man then told me he once had been on a marine engine training course for a week down at the perkins factory in the early 1960s when he noticed some in storage & surprised at Perkins doing outboards he was told that they were hoping to get into the outboard market for the then up coming North sea oil boom but was later told that other engine makers were more popular. They are or were well engineered though pro-belly over engineered for an outboard such as among other things having proper mushroom valves , cam & springs instead of the usual simple spring steel reed valves that other more popular makes have . I had them both running but never fitted them on a boat . Infact one of them as old as it was had only a few hours running time on it . After keeping them for a couple of years i gave them to a guy that wanted one for a river boat with the other as spares.
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Old 27 November 2013, 14:19   #4
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The guy i got it off didn't no anything about it except it was made about 1965.
No i didn't no Perkins made a diesel aga .
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The guy i got it off didn't no anything about it except it was made about 1965. No i didn't no Perkins made a diesel aga . Thank you both . Sent from my GT-S5830 using Rib.net
They also developed a number of different outboards including a water cooled Rotary Wankel outboard engine in the early 1960s but could not just get it right for production .
Perkins initially used rebadged "oliver "outboards when One of the directors as me old man said got wind of the then upcoming North sea oil boom & saw a market for outboards , they bought the company out from the states about 1959 they then completely redesigned them a couple of years later , Oliver a farm machinery co had bought their outboard division that had its roots with the classic CrisCraft boat co in the 1930s/40s
Alot of the later 40 /35 Perkins were used by foreign Navys such as the Dutch for aluminium landing craft .
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Write to Perkins in Peterborough or phone their tech department they'll help you Gary
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