My 39 Corbin has a running MD17C and I have a line on a basically free Westerbeke
40 (I think it is a 40,may be called something else, but it's 40hp).
is difficult and expensive to get parts
for and I am a little concerned for it long term re replacement bits. Seems the W40 has better aftermarket, and the rebuild
kit is significantly lower cost if needed.
I am a good fabricator/mechanic and the engine
install is easy on my boat
(lots of clearance). I'm torn as in my mind, basically as soon as the Volvo
needs a replacement bit, I'm going to be inclined towards just pulling it(I have noticed this is a common feeling). I am not interested in a 10-20k repower
p.s. this may all be a bit premature until I discover exactly which westerbeke
. this is. I'm a little confused as last time I researched this some of them were the Perkins
block some of them were BMC(?)block that is hard to source parts