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Old 11-05-2015, 11:44   #1
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Need to Replace Engines Want advise

I am in the position of having to replace 1 of the 2 old engines in our Catamaran. Basic choices are 1. Get Used engine and replace after servicing. 2. Replace one with new. 3. Replace both with new.
What would you recommend?

Have estimates of ~$13K and ~$14K plus install, shipping, etc for 2 types of engines. Seems High. What do you think?

The two types of engines are:
Westerbeke Bobtail Engine Package/Engine Panel/70 Degree Elbow

Nanni Bobtail Engine Package (Kubota Engine Base)/Engine Panel/70 Degree Elbow


Lastly any thoughts about which engine is better for reliability, parts availability, and service ( mainly Caribbean and east and west coasts of North America)?


I know there are a lot of Questions here, but your experience would be helpful.

Thanks
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:45   #2
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Re: Need to Replace Engines Want advise

Forgot to mention Cat is in North Carolina.

Thanks for any opinions.
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Old 11-05-2015, 16:19   #3
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Re: Need to Replace Engines Want advise

I would either replace the bad engine with a used engine or replace both with new engines. It depends on finances, the condition of the existing engine and the condition and value of the boat.
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