The Gardner 8L3B

The Gardner was found to be in good general condition. All eight injectors were replaced with new ones and several spares were sourced as well. The cooling system and heat exchanger were opened up and inspected and reinstalled. No issues were found. Anodes were replaced in the heat exchanger.

Our 8L3B
Our 8L3B

A new Morse Cable throttle and gear selection control system was installed to replace the original wire and chain system. The Morse cables run from the newly refurbished lever controls in the wheel house to the engine room.

Original cable throttle controls
Original cable throttle controls

The control lever in the wheel house were stripped down and new internal parts installed. All parts were supplied by Gardner in the UK.

New morse cable throttle controls
New morse cable throttle controls

 

 

 

 

 

A new engine room instrument panel was manufactured and installed. This panel displays data for both the generator and the Gardner. Engine revs, oil pressure & temperature as well as engine temperature, gearbox oil pressure and voltages for both the Gardner and generator.A new fuel delivery and return system was installed for the Gardner (see section on fuel tanks & systems) A salt water take-off was inserted into the engine cooling system s as to lubricate the new stern tube system. A new 175 Amp alternator was installed to provide backup power to the cranking batteries as well as a further 24V supply to top-up the main battery bank.

The engine fuel filter system was overhauled including refurbishing the two fuel lift pumps, the two primary fuel filters and the final fuel filter.

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