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Old 11-09-2010, 12:14   #16
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I have a MD11D that's 27 years old that has had no issues whatsoever. No question they are louder than Yanmars though.

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Old 11-09-2010, 12:50   #17
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Helping a friendf re-power his C&C 38 with a Volvo 2 cyl. and putting in a new Yanmar. The Volvo ran OK for many years but finally died. Personally, I wouldn't touch another Volvo. Parts are expensive and hard to find.

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Old 11-09-2010, 12:53   #18
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Originally Posted by Sunspot Baby View Post

Volvo parts are expensive, but Yanmar is trying hard to close the gap in that area.

If you fine a good sound boat of the type you want, the name on the auxiliary engine is a low priority.

That pretty much sums it up doesn't it? Bigger names in marine engines have spare parts available worldwide - at least in theory.

If I coould choose, usually I take the engine that comes with the boat I wnat to buy, I would choose a Perkins. simply because they are more spread than the rest (or?) in generators, tractors and all kinds of applications

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