Diesel Jerry
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Mar 1, 1979 (Age: 40)
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South Freeport, ME
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Marine Diesel Mechanic and Systems Technician

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Diesel Jerry

Captain, 40, from South Freeport, ME

There are many ways to do it, contact Jim Minot in Brunswick, Maine for the best approach. He specializes in John Deere. Aug 24, 2017

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May 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM
    1. southshore30
      southshore30
      Hey Jerry, I’m reaching out to you to see if you could tell me or find out some torque specs on my Yanmar 6LYA-STP. I just pulled my exhaust manifold to replace the exhaust gaskets. I’ve got 4500 hrs on it now and need to also check the valve lash. While I’m in there I thought good idea to check the torque on the head bolts as well. I can’t find the specs on the head bolts or the exhaust manifold.
    2. oldshell55
      oldshell55
      Jerry, do you know the owner of the apparition 2, I am putting Volvo 122 into a 38 yb and could use some info on engine heavy engine placement for that boat. I know he had an 892 which is a little heavier than the 122 but I’d like to kick it around if he’s willing to talk about it. Thanks Larry
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        His name is Billy Hallinan. From Boothbay Harbor. I will see if I can get you more info.
        Mar 25, 2019
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    3. StowIt
      StowIt
      Andy at CIB is spec'ing a Westerbeke 5.5kw genset. What has been your experience with them versus Northern Lights? My mechanic said he wasn't too fond of the Westerbekes but a friend has a larger one in his Cabo and has never had a problem. Andy put the same genset in Sweet Dreams and he has no complaints.
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        I like the Northern Lights. They are well supported in this area. Quite, and efficient.
        Feb 9, 2019
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      2. Blitzen
        Blitzen
        Jerry you forgot to mention that the NL controls the electrical end with relays and not printed circuit boards which makes it simpler to fix and diagnose in the field and less expensive.
        Feb 10, 2019
    4. Lobsterman for life
      Lobsterman for life
      I noticed on here you own a crowley beal 23. Would you ever consider selling that boat. I can't seem to find any for sale Jerry.
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        I do not own a 23 Crowley. I don’t own any boat.
        Jan 14, 2019
    5. StowIt
      StowIt
      I am building a 38 Flowers and its time to get serious about the power plant. Andy at Cape Island will be finishing the boat and he specified the QSM. I have had a few bad experiences with the engine on my friend's NB and I would like to see what my other options are.
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Talk to Jay at Mack Boring about a Scania. The 13L would be a nice fit for that boat and it is a well supported engine. My other recommendation would be a John Deere. I am with you on the QSM11 I love Cummins but that thing gives me the willy’s!
        Nov 12, 2018
      2. StowIt
        StowIt
        thanks for the reply;
        Nov 21, 2018
    6. following c
      following c
      Thanks for the info, I’m going to look into it. I will keep you posted
    7. following c
      following c
      What would you think for exhaust options? I really appreciate your time
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Well, in my dream boat it would go back at the transom, with the generator, propane tanks and wesbesto heater. It depends on the boat. I would want to see the lay out.
        Sep 12, 2018
      2. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Sorry, to answer your question better. You can run the exhaust out the top of the cabin and be safe (my boss and I just had a discussion about this). Running it out thru the hull would be better, in my opinion.
        Sep 12, 2018
    8. following c
      following c
      Hey Jerry, I saw something on that flowers thread that sparked my interest. Have you ever put a tankless on demand water heater in a boat? I have a propane stove so I already have a tank and I would love to do that..
      Thanks in advance
      Chris
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        I haven’t. I have seen them used. ABYC fails to acknowledge them so we can’t install them. I haven’t looked into them recently but if I were building a boat that is the direction I would go. I don’t want or need a big 120VAC system.
        Sep 12, 2018
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    9. Dslpwr
      Dslpwr
      Hey Jerry
      Would it be possible for your yard to launch the gold digger Saturday, we are trucking her down Friday eve, southern Maine does not allow oversize hauling on weekends. If so how much is that cost?
      Thanks
      Tim
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Check with John Brewer next door (Brewers boatyard) ask to talk to him specifically. 207-865-3181. If de says he will need a hand tell him I might be able to come in. If John can’t help you let me know.
        Aug 14, 2018
      2. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Also my number is 207-350-5265. Don’t hesitate to call. No text please its on old flip phone and takes forever to text.
        Aug 14, 2018
      3. Dslpwr
        Dslpwr
        Will do thanks, been a long day just getting done with work, I’ll give you guys a call tomorrow
        Aug 14, 2018
    10. ErikT
      ErikT
      What are your thoughts on the Crowley 28? Is that too many hours for the 210?
      I have been exchanging emails with the owner looking to potentially upgrade from my webbers cove 22.
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        No, My dad has 14000 hours on his and still running strong .
        May 8, 2018
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      2. ErikT
        ErikT
        thank you
        May 8, 2018
    11. TAftw
      TAftw
      I may be coming up to Bangor to pick up an engine, I could grab the Spurs on my way
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Sure can, when you headed up?
        Mar 2, 2018
      2. TAftw
        TAftw
        I’m stuck on a boat at the moment, and the way this storm is going I couldn’t tell you. I’m supposed to get off in a week
        Mar 2, 2018
      3. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        No prob man. Just let me know when.
        Mar 2, 2018
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    12. Double G
    13. Diesel Jerry
      Diesel Jerry
      There are many ways to do it, contact Jim Minot in Brunswick, Maine for the best approach. He specializes in John Deere.
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    14. Double G
      Double G
      I have a 29 H & H WOT is around 19knots in the ocean. I would like to be able to cruise at 18Knots
    15. Double G
      Double G
      Its a mechanical engine. If possible 75hp
    16. Double G
      Double G
      Looking to increase the power of my 6068 225hp John Deere
      1. Diesel Jerry
        Diesel Jerry
        Mechanical or electronic? How much of an increase?
        Aug 24, 2017
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    17. jsakovits
      jsakovits
      Jerry,

      In your travels give a holler if you come across any downeast boats for sale 35 to 38' long. Much appreciated !

      Thanks,
      John
    18. Capt. Mike Ellis
      Capt. Mike Ellis
      Jerry, The owner backed out of the boat I was going to buy. Do you know of any 38-45' boats for sale. Thank you I am in a pickle with this issue.
      Mike
    19. rpeconic
      rpeconic
      i'm looking at a 1993 30 southshore with265 john deere 5000 hours. I have no experience with diesel engines. What is your opinion of the 265 john deere. How long should it last? Also were the southshore solid fiberglass or cored hull.
    20. Capt. Mike Ellis
      Capt. Mike Ellis
      Jerry I am looking at a boat with a Volvo d12B MH. I know nothing about diesels what information could you share about this engine i.e. longevity. What are areas I need to look at? Do they have any unique problems? It was used in a commercial application before and I will continue to use it that way. Thank you.
      Mike
      Mik
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    Birthday:
    Mar 1, 1979 (Age: 40)
    Location:
    South Freeport, ME
    Occupation:
    Marine Diesel Mechanic and Systems Technician
    I work a Strouts Point Wharf Company. I also do a little side work here and there. Shoot me a call, email, or PM for any questions.

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