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I have found out that Bukh sells a turbocharger for the DV24 (The engine that I have) This might solve the problem that I have with the engine being too small for my boat (Westsail 32)
What are the pros and cons of turbocharging a sailboat engine?
The downside is shorter engine life and more likelihood of unexpended failure. I donít feel the need for very much power on a sailboat and in fact sometimes sail without an engine of any kind. Maybe you should try the boat before changing things.
All the best,
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