Thank you guys. Replies much appreciated! I have only mostly used the engine
to get out of the dense marina site and out to the open sea. I know this is not good for these engines but it has been so reliable I have been lulled into thinking
they are indestructable.I did the valve grind about 15 years ago.That's all.
I must admit the current
problem is my own stupid fault. I put in a new exhaust
about 7 years ago but I have neglected it .Now the mixer has blown out and in it's last gasps before I could switch off has let water
into the cylinder.I know ,how old have you got to be before you learn?
Anyway ,the upshot is I don't know whether to repower
or recond. but I don't think a new crankshaft is available if required and of course no under-sized bearings. Thanks guys for the links and I have checked but they seem to only have gaskets, anodes,water pump bits etc. You can get quite a few of the parts over here but most of our suppliers believe that they are providing an economic service
by relieving boaters of as much cash as possible. I have had good dealings with companies in the States before and I thought there may be say a good spot for used or recond. parts
Thanks again . I am in Sydney Australia
.Lat 33.55 S Long 151.10 E