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post #4 of Old 06-03-2009
rob8888
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Originally Posted by winethief View Post
I have told that my Westerbeke 46 is in need of new engine mounts. My mechanic has instructed me to see if I can match either Yanmar or Volvo mounts to the old ones. Reason being that the original ones that came with the boat are not well constructed and appears is what Westerbeke is still using.
I would appreciate any guidance or recommendations.

Many thanks,
George
Personally I prefer the new Westerbeke/Universal mounts over any other kind. They are low profile, so they will fit a lot of engines, they're fully adjustable, and they meet safety specs because they're fail-safe (don't separate competely even if the rubber splits). I've never seen anyone have problems with them. Yanmar specifies that their mounts be replaced every 2 years, and many of their mounts only really fit Yanmar engines because they are very high profile. I've had some problems with older Volvo mounts, but maybe the very latest ones used with their new engines (Peugeot/Perkins block) are OK.
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