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post #4 of Old 11-15-2012
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Re: engine change out

No question the re&re will go much more smoothly with an engine with the same mount patterns, footprint, overall size, and mounting angle. Also you're more likely to maintain your gear ratios by sticking with yanmar. Unless there's a significant price difference that makes it worthwhile I'd probably stick with the direct replacement.

I've 'been there', hacking out motor beds to adapt a Volvo into a boat that started out with an Atomic.. it worked in the end, but was a lot of work and bother.


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