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Thanx guys thought I was being i bit optimistic with the 20 hp idea will keep a look out for a good 12hp, so if anyone knows of any in the uk let me know thanx again
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Warwick...

Beta Marine will make a decent motor... in 10, 14, 16 and 20 hP.

http://www.betamarine.co.uk/Templates/sea_going.html

They look a good motor.

I have no connection with Beta Marine.

Avoid Volvo. I mean it.
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Beta Marine uses a Kubota block and many of the parts are available at very reasonable prices.

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Avoid Volvo. I mean it.
What do you have against Volvo diesels? Every boat I have chartered in Europe came with a Volvo diesel, and we never had any problems with them.

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Volvo parts are unrealistically expensive to purchase at least here in the USA.

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Bukh engine

Designed for marine use, not a marinized industrial engine. Used for lifeboats etc. Readily available in europe. The 10 hp. should be sufficient.
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Pegasus...

In 1997, I split the exhaust manifold on my olde MD17C. It was my fault.

The cost, then, was £1300, then about $2200, FOR AN EXHAUST MANIFOLD FOR A 20 YEAR OLD MOTOR.

A piston and liner kit, you need three of them, each £300, then $510, total $1530.

Final drive oil seal, one of, £49....sourced elsewhere fo £3.50 (ABC in Aberdeen, Scotland).

Volvo would not seel me oversizes to rebore the motor.

Check out the price for their starter motor too.

Don't learn this lesson the way I did.

Don't buy one. I will never buy another.

Are you listening Volvo? Do want the details?

Expletive to the lot of you!
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