Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seaside, Florida
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I was shocked (happily shocked) at how much less expensive Yanmars are here in Florida. A sailor put a new one in his Pearson 34 for something like $7,000 -- installed (you can add $3,000 in HHI/Savannah). I heard through the grapvevine that he recently put it up for sale, tacking on his new cost, but couldn't sell it. It's now de-listed, and he's off for the islands in the next few months.
I've heard that Beta Marines for A-4 swap outs run around $6,000. This kind of investment in a beat up $20,000 Catalina 30 might be questionable. But if you put, say, a $10,000 engine in a $100,000 boat, that seems like a reasonable investment.