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post #11 of Old 04-01-2013
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Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar

Are you installing the engine in Costa Rica, or just needing servicing there? FWIW, Westerbeke's universal line are marineized Kubota engines and thier parts are readily available at non-marine prices. Westerbeke makes a 12hp and a "Universal" at 20hp. Are you looking for an 18hp? Are you thinking of going over or undersized? I had a M23 with over 5,000 trouble free hours. My current M35B (four cylinder) runs very smoothly.

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