The owner of Last Dance is working with the GIBY Team, including Mechanical Technician Steve Dee, to repower his Hinckley Talaria with a new Cummins QSC common rail engine. The decision to repower was made as a result of yearly oil analyses, age, and the increasing maintenance costs associated with the engine. In preparation for the installation this winter, the old engine was removed in December. The MAN 2828 LE engine we removed was over 25 years old. While the engine was in good running condition at the time of removal, the maintenance costs were climbing.
Once we detected the beginnings of a coolant leak, this prompted our repower discussions. After reviewing the options, the owner decided he would rather proactively invest in a new engine, versus continuing to maintain the old one. With the new Cummins, the owner of the boat will be able to enjoy trouble-free operation for years now. He also gains the added benefits of better fuel economy, reduced engine noise and advanced engine diagnostics and monitoring. When it’s time to sell the boat, the new engine will greatly increase the boat’s marketability.