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Old 29-04-2016, 01:16   #46
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I know it's not on your list, but you could consider a Volvo Penta D2-40. It's super smooth compared to a 2003T or it's successor the MD 2040. Runs same RPM as 2003T and has 4 cylinders. Having made the change myself recently, that is a super upgrade. Size is just a few cm longer, all other sizes are smaller. VP has special kits available to swap the engine.
Thanks. But I'm not the slightest bit interested in another VP. The cost of spares and even the availability has completely turned me off.
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Thanks. But I'm not the slightest bit interested in another VP. The cost of spares and even the availability has completely turned me off.

If my Perkins dies I will go with the Beta. I got a quote 2 years ago from the factory that was mighty tempting.
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Old 29-04-2016, 01:46   #48
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If my Perkins dies I will go with the Beta. I got a quote 2 years ago from the factory that was mighty tempting.
I'm strongly leading that way myself. The feedback I'm getting is that Yanmar parts are expensive.
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Old 29-04-2016, 02:17   #49
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Thanks. But I'm not the slightest bit interested in another VP. The cost of spares and even the availability has completely turned me off.
If that is the case the ignore Yanmar as well. They seem to have a battle for the worst spare part prices. On the other hand the do run reasonable tight ship for the parts supply and quality of documentation.
For me that is also important on the long run. They do back-up their engines for considerable time.
Look here http://www.marinepartseurope.com/en/default.aspx?
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Old 29-04-2016, 02:22   #50
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If that is the case the ignore Yanmar as well. They seem to have a battle for the worst spare part prices. On the other hand the do run reasonable tight ship for the parts supply and quality of documentation.
For me that is also important on the long run. They do back-up their engines for considerable time.
Look here Volvo Penta parts and accessories - MarinePartsEurope.com
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I have used that site frequently to identify part numbers. It's very helpful.
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Old 29-04-2016, 03:10   #51
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I've recently put an order in for a Beta 38 to repower our boat in Singapore... the price I paid was very competitive when compared to the other brands... Plus, the options list is pretty decent and they'll modify locations of oil filters and raw water pumps to suit your engine access... I'm looking forward to not having to contort myself into the lazarette to change impellers any more!
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Boy can I relate to that!
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Repplaced an older VP with a Beta. It is fabulous. Not a single problem.
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I've recently put an order in for a Beta 38 to repower our boat in Singapore... the price I paid was very competitive when compared to the other brands... Plus, the options list is pretty decent and they'll modify locations of oil filters and raw water pumps to suit your engine access... I'm looking forward to not having to contort myself into the lazarette to change impellers any more!
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Re: Beta 38 or Yanmar 3JH5E

This tread was very helpful. We are repowering a 1976 Farymann in a 32' Bayfield and the 38 Beta with the 7 angled down transmission seems to be the engine for us plus it fits into the space better than the Yanmar 3YM30AE and we get 9 more hp's.
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Artishos. See message #44. We sold the boat with about 600 hours on the engine. Ran perfectly and easy to service. No hesitation to recommend Beta.
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This tread was very helpful. We are repowering a 1976 Farymann in a 32' Bayfield and the 38 Beta with the 7 angled down transmission seems to be the engine for us plus it fits into the space better than the Yanmar 3YM30AE and we get 9 more hp's.

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I think that 38 hp is *WAY* too much for a Bayfield 32. They have a short waterline and are not very heavy. I put a 20 hp Beta in our B32, and it is more than enough. Any more and you are just digging a hole in the water.
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I think that 38 hp is *WAY* too much for a Bayfield 32. They have a short waterline and are not very heavy. I put a 20 hp Beta in our B32, and it is more than enough. Any more and you are just digging a hole in the water.
I'd have to agree. That's a lot of motor for that boat. I found this listing on Ebay last week. This would be a better fit for the Bayfield 32.

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I know it's not on your list, but you could consider a Volvo Penta D2-40. It's super smooth compared to a 2003T or it's successor the MD 2040. Runs same RPM as 2003T and has 4 cylinders. Having made the change myself recently, that is a super upgrade. Size is just a few cm longer, all other sizes are smaller. VP has special kits available to swap the engine.
While this motor looks great & sounds tempting if you google the D2-40 you'll find quite a few threads where people have commented on having a lot of problems with this motor. I haven't been able to find any negative comments about Beta Diesels.
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