I am seeking feedback from everyone who has owned a Yanmar
YSE 8 or 12.
What did you like about them and what did you hate?
What are their strong points and their weak points?
Do you consider them better or worse than the later GM series?
I have the opportunity (for very low $) to get either a YSE 8 or 12 as a rebuild
/ restoration project
and then perhaps fitting it into a 18' "Gentlemen's Launch".
I am trying to decide if these engines are worth the time and effort to restore or if I should look further afield for a later series engine
like a 1GM or 1GM10
DV10 or similar (and still spending the same amount of time and effort but probably more $). So far internet
searches suggest some people love them and some hate them but I know that I can get the good goss on CF