31 Commander -Yanmar 4LH upgrade by Phillip Sykes

The old 1968 Chris Craft Express 31's engines needed a little love. They are Yanmar 4LH-DTE's that have plenty of life in them. Phillip Sykes tore them down, fixed, cleaned, replace, sandblasted pretty much the entirety of both motors.
Phil's been a hermit all winter, working on the boat. All that's left is put it in the water and ops check it.
While the engines were out the inside of the boat from the cabin back got an overhaul.

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Comment by Francisco jose noguera cerda on August 16, 2016 at 4:20am
Que bien te se a quedado que velocidad en nudos coge toma maquina y a velocidad crucero. ...
Comment by Philip J. Sykes on October 18, 2015 at 12:11pm

I installed 1.25 inch seacocks. I got rid of the internal strainers and went with external type. I also added flush adapters to the raw water inlets.

Comment by Steve on September 24, 2015 at 2:09pm

Gorgeous work!

One thing I noticed...No seacock on the thru hull for the raw water intake??

Comment by Timothy C. Gressett on September 23, 2015 at 2:36pm

Very, Very impressive!!

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