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Old 01-13-2013
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Re: Volvo MD 2B

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Originally Posted by klem View Post
From a use standpoint, these engines are loud, vibrate a lot and don't make a lot of power. On the plus side, they tend to just go.
I'm surprised they vibrate - I thought that monster flywheel would smooth them right out. I had a one lung Yannie for years so I doubt vibration would be a problem to me. It makes just about the right amount of power for this boat - 10K disp.

If it's a good engine it will probably do me for a long time, if not forever. I'm 61 and I've never put more than 200 hours on an engine in a year. I've heard these things can do 10K hours if well tended, which this one appears to have been.
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