SailNet Community - View Single Post - Which engines would you think twice about
View Single Post
post #10 of Old 03-05-2012
JiffyLube's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 896
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Anyhow I'm sure I'll be in a minority here, but the various VW marinizations (primarily based on the Rabbit Diesel, and now Jetta) use all the usual marinization parts (Jabsco, Bowman, Hurth/Z), and actual engine parts are pretty much available just about anywhere world wide.
You're not alone. We have a Pathfinder 50 in our boat that's 30 years old, and it runs very good. While I entertained the idea of a re-power, we haven't had any serious problems with this engine. Parts are not hard to find, but some mechanics don't know the engine that well.
JiffyLube is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome