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Help! What brand engine should I buy?

I have decided to trash my Santana 30s Volvo MD7A engine because it was submerged and all the electrical components are toast and I have heard that if I try to rebuild this brand engine I will have a real hard time finding parts and if I do find any parts they will be very expensive to purchase. I was thinking of getting a Beta Marine 13.5 H.P. 2 cyl diesel. I like the idea of being able to aquire maintainence parts for this engine at a Kubota tractor store, since these engines are basically Kubota engines that have been modified for marine use. I think the Beta marine engines are priced higher than there competition. Yanmar e-mailed me and informed me that I can''t by a Yanmar because I live in Texas. I am looking for advise on what would be the least expensive way to power a 8,000 pound sailboat that has salt water dammage. Thanks for any replies.
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