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Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar
I have a Westerbeke Universal M35-B (gray paint, not red). The engine is eight years old - can't recall exactly how many hours on it, somewhere between 800 and 1000.
Have had no real issues with the engine, but it is low "milage". Heat exchanger failed when a bracket failed. Fuel filter bracket failed. Minor stuff.
I've had Yanmars in the past and loved them. The Universal is good, but engine for engine, I prefer the Yanmar. Having said that, Westerbeke customer service is very good. I call Engines 1 whenever I need a part or have a question and they get me exactly what I need. Yanmar reps are hit and miss.
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