has something like 27hp which is minimal power for a Westsail 32. Had a Volvo MD2b
which was rated at similar horsepower in our W32. It got us around, would power at 5 knots all day in moderate conditions but in no way would anyone call it overpowered. Delivered a couple of boats with 35hp engines and they were much better in maneuvering in close quarters with their larger props and more hp.
had two different transmission
ratios available. One was around 2-1 and the other 2.5-1. Get the 2.5-1 and don't even think about the 2-1 transmission
ratio. It's a significant difference in the size of prop that they will spin.
Sailor Chic, was your piston problem a wide spread issue with the 3GM30?? Have one of that vintage in my current
boat. Just what I need is one more thing to worry about.