Hello everybody. Been awhile since posting
. I have always recieved valuable input from CF, so I come again to seek the wisdom of y'all.
I had my stb yanmar
3hm 35 rebuilt 4 years ago, still just fine. Removed port engine
for same and am told no go. block & head
too far gone.
I cannot seem to find another 3hm35.
So i guess i must consider repowering. Still looking for some reasonable deals, probably go fresh water
cooled this time. I have SD30 sail drives which are out for diaphram seal replacements
. seems that finding a engine
match to this sail drive is not easy either.
So if i decide to completly repower
port side w/ new saildrive
( considering costs & HP ) is this mixed match an issue? Should I bite the bullet and go all out & do both even though I have a good engine that should last some time? Or should I sell good engine & drive and apply that revenue for repower
. We plan to keep boat and start long term cruising
within the year. Please no wisecraks, just looking for valuable input to make a wise and cost effective decision.
Also any input on other make engines? I was looking at Beta marine
recently at a boat show
Thanks very much for any advice.