|old style (new) lister engines and us...
|Posted on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 11:57 am: ||
I found several companies offering these old-fashioned Diesel engines on the web. www.gangadhar.net is one of these. These engines are used primarily in agricultural applications.
Does anyone have experience with these type of engines in marine applications?
Yes, I understand that they weigh a ton, still, I think an engine like this would be workable for a small launch. I want to get one and fiddle around with it.
Where can I locate a suitable gearbox? Can these be made to pick up fuel from a remote tank? I have many more questions that I could get into if someone is out there with answers.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 10:41 pm: ||
Check out http://www.utterpower.com
These are supposed to be as good as the original Lister. Over 30 years ago, I was capt. of a woorkboat that had 2 of these as electric powerplants, they were undestructable. I plan to put one in a skiff I am building. They are low rpm engines, so if you don't need reverse, I don't think you will need a gearbox. I know your post is pretty old, but maybe you will see this response.
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 07:30 pm: ||
Andrew......there was an interesting article some years ago in the ''Stationary Engine Magazine'' [ SEM ]. A Lister D had been used to power a small boat in the mode of a paddle wheel .
Graham Mitchell aust
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 03:55 am: ||
Enthusists of the world!
I need help. I have a water cooled 2stroke 3/4hp watermota in board marine engine, engine no A2420 alluminium crank case copper cylinder water jacket made by Walter Fair&co Pembroke Engineering works Hampton Wik Middelsex England ANY INFO OR POSS MANUFACTURE DATE ON THIS GREAT LITTLE MOTOR WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. PLEASED TO SAY STARTS & RUNS LIKE NEW. I am a member of Sydney Antique Engine Club & have a collection of other small marine engines & would love to have more info on this watermota to make up a display board for display purposes. Or if there is any one out there who would have parts to keep this old girl going for years to come. thankyou}}}}
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 12:29 pm: ||
I've always been interested in these new 'old' types of engine, more so with the Petter types, as I have a Petter PH2WRMR in my boat (sadly not in a good way just now, but that is a topic for another thread).
I don't really have experience enough to advise you fully, Andrew, but I see no reason why one of these engines could not be adapted. Certainly with some of the 'new' Petters it looks as if the bellhousing is the same as the old types, so it would be a question of finding a good used gearbox (off Ebay for example). You'd have to look at the cooling situation. I guess for a launch, if you don't mind a bit of extra noise you could go for an aircooled version, which saves messing about with heat exchangers/header tanks etc.
Whilst on the subject of 'new' have a look at the new 'old stock' Lister in my link. I think you will drool, like I have been doing!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 02:38 am: ||
Your post is a few years old now, but if you haven't managed to get any or enough info, I can send you a photocopy of the Watermota manual.
I would obviously need your address. I am in UK.
The manual has excellent line drawings and exploded diagrams as well as lots of technical info, and hints and tips. The company still exists in UK making marinised versions of Volvo and Fords etc for marine use (and they have a K2 in their 'museum'.
I am in UK and there are more than a dozen of these little motors have come to light, courtesy of the internet...
Your engine by the way is a 1924.