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Re: Volvo MD 2B
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.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.