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post #1 of Old 06-17-2009 Thread Starter
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Westerbeke DS-5 help

Help,

I have a very old Westerbeke DS-5 single cylinder 5 hp diesel inboard that doesn't run. Its actually missing some parts (air cleaner cover is the big one) and I can't find replacement parts for this model anywhere as I believe it hasn't been built in the last 30 odd years.

I'm considering ripping it out, glassing over all the associated through hulls and control mount holes and bolting on an outboard.

Does anyone know anything at all about this engine, where I can find the parts, and whether I should even bother with it?

If I were to repower - which I doubt I could afford or justify for a $2000 boat - what engine would anyone recommend?

BTW the boat is a 1976 Soverel 26 - disp. 4800 lbs.

Thanks.
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