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Re: Universal M5411 Engine 11HP

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Originally Posted by olson34 View Post
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So do not be afraid of owning an older Catalina with the smaller diesel. Spend your restless nights worrying about spongy decks, blown-out sails, and ancient standing rigging that's 15 years overdue for replacement.

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In our case with our 5411, we would have gladly put up with the limited power if we could ensure that when we turned the key it started. There were others issues that a raw water-cooled engine of that age had and we got tired of being nickle and dimed and waiting for parts that were no longer available (even through Kubuta) to be machined.
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