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Lille Ø is equipped with a 27hp Yanmar 3GM30F diesel auxiliary engine.

Starting the engine

  • Open engine raw water seacock
  • Check diesel level
  • Check engine oil level
  • Check coolant level
  • Check that there are no lines in water that might foul the propeller
  • Move the throttle lever to the neutral position
  • Check that the shutoff cord is fully in
  • Turn the key and push the start button
  • Ensure that water is coming out of the exhaust
  • Ensure that alternator is charging the house bank
  • Let engine come to operating temperature, about 5min

Normal operation

  • 2200 RPMs is the optimal cruise speed, about 5.2kt in flat water consuming 1.8l/h
  • Check periodically that water is still coming out of exhaust
  • Check engine temperature periodically
  • Check alternator operation periodically

Stopping the engine

  • Set engine to idle
  • Let run on idle for a few minutes
  • Pull the shutoff cord until engine stops
  • Turn off the engine key