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post #15 of Old 04-01-2013
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Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar

I had a Westerbeke 21A on my previous boat and it was flawless for 7 years. I would buy one again. My current boat came with with Westerbeke 30.

Westerbeke is American, based in Wisconsin. These are marinized Mitisubishi engines (not Kubota as mentioned in a previous post). Beta marinizes Kubota diesels.

Their parts are expensive, but with a little creativity you can avoid buying parts from them as it is a tractor engine and the components are everywhere under other names. I traced the Mitsubishi engine number and bought a Mitsubishi engine manual for my engine so I can buy Mistsu tractor parts if needed.

Anyway, Westerbeke are very reliable engines IMHO.
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