the Engine Room
by a single 4 cylinder GM 4-53 diesel engine, with only 40 running hours on
it, MV Goforth cruises comfortably at 7 knots at 1900 rpm with a top speed of
approximately 8.5 knots. Installed during the rebuild in 2002 - parts and service
are available coast wide as over 1 million of these engines are in service.
Double Racor fuel filters,
as well as an integral engine mounted fuel filter, assure clean contamination
free fuel for trouble free starting and clean running. All lines and filters
are visible and accessible for safety and easy maintenance.
too often cramped or restricted access to the engine room makes repair or even
routine maintenance a difficult and unenviable chore. One of the basic design
tenents was to provide unimpeded access to as many of the major systems as possible.
To accomplish this two large hatches are provoded in the pilothouse floor that
open the assistance of spring assisted lifts to provide generous access to both
the sides and the top of the engine. Access is also afforded to the batteries,
hot water tank, charger and fuel filters. Permanenently installed fluorescent
lighting affords an excellent and well lit working environment.
access to the top and sides of the engine are important many adjustments and
repairs require access to the front and rear of the engine. To facilitate this
the salon stairs pivot out of the way to provide access to the gears, controls
and shaft coupling on the aft of the engine.The focs'l stairs remove to provide
full access to the belts and pulleys on the front of the engine.
engine access from salon
access to belts and pulleys