SailNet Community - View Single Post - Which engines would you think twice about
View Single Post
post #17 of Old 03-05-2012
Reward for lost Kraken!
hellosailor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,602
Thanks: 6
Thanked 138 Times in 135 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Which engines would you think twice about

Westerbeke is not an engine. They are a contractor who put out bids for parts, including engine blocks, and then build them up and paint the finished product all red. (Including all the rubber parts, belts, hoses, that the suppliers tell you never to paint.)
So when you buy a "Westerbeke" you really have to find out who made the actual block. The main portions of your engine could come from any one of a number of different companies, depending on which block it is.
Yes they make a number of decent engines, but it is the "paint it all red, don't listen to the prime vendors who say that will make their parts fail" portion that rubs me the wrong way.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome