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Old 24-01-2007, 14:44   #16
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Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
I would say that Volvo Penta are probably the most popular / widespread on both Motor boats and sail.

Perkins of course have been around since Noah was a lad

Yanmar seem to be popular with the sailing crowd.

Kubota is the base for a number of marine Engines whose names escape me at the moment - if my Perkins (4107) ever gae up the ghost I would probably get one of these, from comments I have read over the years and from my experiances with Jap Motorbikes times passed, the Japs build damn fine engines.

I am sure however I have missed a few off..........
Don't forget the workboat sector. The fishing industry in particular keeps many good mechanics busy. There are Catepillar diesels, GMC, also to mention a few other names. In the yacht line there are Westerbekes, and not all engines are for propulsion, many boats have generators AND propulsion engines.

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Old 25-01-2007, 07:06   #17
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yeah, workboats are a definate opportunity. I have a friend who just got done filling out the paperwork, and when it's sent back he's planning on working on the supply boats to offshore oil rigs.

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