SailNet Community - View Single Post - Westerbeke DS-5 help
View Single Post
Old 06-17-2009
OhioTom OhioTom is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
OhioTom is on a distinguished road
Westerbeke DS-5 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.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook