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Old 01-19-2009
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Repowering a CS 36T

The notarious westerbeke 33 in my CS 36 finally lived up to its reputation; cracked piston. On pulling the head found the cylinder walls were pitted, looks like water intrusion somewhere in the boats past. Mechanic says tolerance in walls too tiny to permit rebuild (rebore) so a new engine is in the works.

Looking at a Westerbeke 44. It will fit the Hurth trans via an adapter plate. Has anyone done this already? Would you still go with the 44 or would you go Yanmar or some other engine?

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. I am not mechanically inclinded but I want to know what is going on.

CS 36-T
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