I have a Morgan
462 with a Westerbeke
82b four. Last year my Damper plate failed and I replaced it with an oem part. Almost exactly a year later it has failed again. What are the odds we got a bad part vs. it being an indication of something else wrong?
We have put several hundred hrs on it in the last year, both as a seasonal charter boat
and a trip to the bahamas
. I don't know the exact amount of hrs. When under charter
we run at cruising speed for a few hrs at a time in between snorkeling etc, not long periods of idle or low speed use. We had already owned the boat
for 2 years prior to the Damper plate going out, and used it pretty much the same during that time.
Could it be the transmission
going bad? Alignment issues? Any place to look would be helpful, I don't want to make pulling the tranny an annual thing...