022 – Five day challenge to install new engine in RIB

Among the latest challenges met by the engineering arm of Eurotex International Ltd was the installation of a new diesel engine into a fisheries protection rigid inflatable boat – with just five days to complete the project.

The requirement was to remove the damaged engine and replace it with a brand new Yanmar 4LHA-STP, operating at 3200RPM and rated at 240 bhp, which powers a Hamilton jet drive capable of giving a maximum speed of 32 knots.

The operation was undertaken within budget and included trials in the Colne Estuary to meet the operational requirement of the equipment. This was followed by customer trials in Portsmouth, which were undertaken to their total satisfaction.

 

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