Marine engine is designed for high performance and maximum engine life. Nowadays, diesel power is cleaner and more fuel efficient than marine propulsion in the past. With the development of technology, far greater power-to-weight ratios were born. Besides, the common-rail fuel delivery systems, turbochargers, exhausts and other elements have become much more dynamic.
Different types of engines that used in marine crafts
- 2 stroke engine fueled by a petrol/oil mix or converted to propane
- 4 stroke engine fueled by petrol or propane
- 4 stroke engine fueled by diesel
Marine engines come in a varieties, it can divide into inboard and outboard engines. You can easily distinct both engines from their characteristics.
An inboard engine is basically an engine which is inside the boat, and the opposite one would be the outboard engine. With larger craft, the engines would be inboard and cannot be substituted for an outboard owing to inboard engines are much more powerful than outboard engines.
Normally, an inboard is a four-stroke engine. It is more suitable for operating in marine environments. Besides, inboard engines are quieter and have greater fuel efficiency.
The outboard engine is portable, self-contained unit which is suitable for fishing boats. Most outboard engines are two stroke petrol units. However, the four stroke outboards and the use of propane gas for both 4 and 2 stroke engines now are growing in popularity.
Marine Engine Gaskets from MJ Gasket
Once you have decided which kind of marine engine gaskets you need, the next step is to find a reliable partner. MJ Gasket provides marine head gaskets, marine exhaust manifold gaskets and other marine gaskets with high quality; the materials can survive in saltwater.
These marine gaskets are designed specifically for your marine engine applications. You can find MTU, Caterpillar marine head gasket or other marine engine products from MJ. To learn more, please send us your request.