Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Can't help but I can commiserate, Westerbeke prices are obscene. I needed a double groove pulley for the alternator and it was $540, single groove one was $70.
One possible route is to find out what block the engine was marinised from. It may be that you can find the oil pan at a tractor dealer or somewhere similar. My Westerbeke (W58) is the same as one of the Perkins and is also a Mitsubishi tractor engine. Unfortunately these tractors do not seem to have been sold in North America although they were common in England, but you need lots of time for shipping from there at reasonable cost. Worth the research time.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).