SailNet Community - View Single Post - Outboard on a P30
View Single Post
post #13 of Old 08-09-2010
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Originally Posted by tadds View Post
I have a 1974 P30 and "had" an Atomic 4 which was totally unreliable at the worst possible times. I had it swapped out for a M-25XP Westerbeke Diesel and have never regretted the decision.
That's all well-and-good, and I'm happy it worked out for you, but, by all accounts: The venerable old Atomic 4 might just be the quietest, smoothest-running, most reliable power plant anybody's ever put in a sailboat.

However: They are not perfect. They are not trouble-free. Some are better than others. Sometimes they break. Such is the nature of anything created by Man.

Nice rant, BLJ. Bravo!

SEMIJim is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome