Help! What brand engine should I buy?
I have had both and basically both are/have been fine. One thing I like about westerbeke over the yanmar is that most westerbekes have glow plugs and most yanmars do not. It shouldn''t matter but it does because as an engine gets older they get a bit harder to start, especially when cold.
I loved my old 20+ year old yanmar 2QM15 I had, but it was a bear to start in the cold. I almost thought about retrofitting glow plugs on it. Once started the Yanmar worked fine.