As with every manufacturer, there is one truism that the humble customer should abide by : "Never stand between Sales and Marketing
and their Spare Parts Money
The reason I was asking was to see if I could source spare parts
at the more normal rates which are available to industrial, automotive and trucking consumers.
When a company's entire R&D budget
is devoted to sitting in a wine bar and deciding what shade of Red (or Green) to paint
their newly delivered top secret "no-name" engines, I have difficulty understanding their predatory spare parts pricing policy.
OK, rant over...
Eric - thanks, and well spotted!... I may be in HK for now (but not for much longer - the boat is in the US). And indeed, I have searched high and low and have not found the root of the W71. The CIA, KGB and Mossad need to take lessons from Westerbeke.
Teddy.. Say again.. So its an Izusu block and marinized by Perkins
? And then lovingly hand painted red by Westerbeke? Do you happen to know the Izusu engine designation? Thanks.
John.. With my previous boat, I did once try calling the Green Engine people and as you guessed, their response was unsurprisingly not helpful. Luckily they were not as leakproof as "W" and I Googled my way to finding out the original manufacturer. And what a joy it was to source genuine spare parts at up to 90% discount.