Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Can't help but I can commiserate, Westerbeke prices are obscene. I needed a double groove pulley for the alternator and it was $540, single groove one was $70.
One possible route is to find out what block the engine was marinised from. It may be that you can find the oil pan at a tractor dealer or somewhere similar. My Westerbeke (W58) is the same as one of the Perkins and is also a Mitsubishi tractor engine. Unfortunately these tractors do not seem to have been sold in North America although they were common in England, but you need lots of time for shipping from there at reasonable cost. Worth the research time.
Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.