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SteveD

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Repowering an Aloha 34
« on: November 13, 2019, 03:50:18 PM »
Hi. I still have the original Universal 5424 in my boat. I don't have any idea of how many hours it has on it, no meter, but it is getting pretty long in the tooth and I am thinking of repowering before I retire. It still starts fine but is lacking in power and is sooting up my transom.

What size and brand of motors have people repowered their Aloha 34's with?  I am looking at the possibly going with a Beta 30.

Thoughts?

Steve

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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 04:16:02 PM »
Seems like a good choice, and probably what I would do when the time comes. I have an original 5424 as well, 2500hrs, and fingers xxed, still going strong.

Bill Hutton

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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
I have a Volvo Penta 2003 (28hp I think).
Bill Hutton

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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 09:03:14 AM »
When I had my 5424 rebuilt about 10 years ago but it was a mistake...  I should have repowered.  The recommendation at the time was a Yanmar 30.

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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 06:02:45 PM »
Our A 32 was repowered in 2001 with a Yanmar 3GM30F. Beautiful and reliable engine, no issues of any kind. You might want to compare Yanmar to Beta prices.

One question Steve. It sounds like you just need the injectors serviced. They don't just get dirty, they lose calibration which affects timing and subsequently power.
Might be an inexpensive fix plus you'll get more when you sell your old engine if it runs well.

Chris
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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 11:19:36 PM »
What I appreciate about the Beta is that they are still all mechanical. No ECU or electronic fuel injection. I think they are the only manufacturer that doesn't use electronic engine management, yet that are emissions compliant globally and make a great motor.

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Re: Repowering an Aloha 34
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 07:15:56 PM »
I have a beta on my 8.2.  Very happy with it.  It was properly specked for the boat and my prop by the dealer that sold it to me.  Pushes the boat through all sorts of crap.

Tim