Can anyone tell me about these engines? I have heard very little of them except that they are quite fuel efficient. Why? and what are the downsides? anyone with good knowledge of these engines please respond
My father had a 48' Ketch Motor Yacht with a 4lw in it, which I believe is the same as the 6lw without 2 extra cylinders. Gardners are a low revving engine, hence their fuel economy. They are ideal for cruising boats, but being low revving require a prop with plenty of pitch. They would not be suited well to a high speed boat. They are very reliable and quiet. We had virtually no problems at all, and if I ever own another boat it will have a Gardner in it if possible.
Have a look at the website:
Tells you everything about the engines and they selling engine parts.
I had a set of 8 cyl Gardners in a 104 ft classic yacht , low rpm and very fuel efficient as the cruise rpm , was 900 Rpm! Neat engine that you could shut down 2 cyl at a time to do maint and adjstments.