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I'm a NEWbie and will follow your "adventures" with YOUR learning curve! lol... One boat I looked at was a Morgan 32 and I wonder how "blue water" she could be...

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New 1973 36" Out Island first time Sailboat owner here in Fort Lauderdale. She was an abandoned boat on a lien dock. In the past 2 weeks we hauled, scaped and painted bottom (yard done-we're new to this) cleaned up with tons of dawn & degreaser and yanked the stinkpot 38 year old westerbeke that had been sitting in water for at least 18 months. Wife Kid cat & Dog move aboard real soon..gotta Keep It Simple.

Any recommendations on a crate motor repower unit? Yanmar Ku
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I have pulled a few engines in my one more year than our new old boat, but I will tell you that was the toughest engine I have ever removed from any vehicle. what a PITA!
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I had an easier removal of my Westerbeke 4-107 back in 2000. We put a Yanmar 4JH3E in and I am extermely pleased with the outcome. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Hello Capt. was wondering if you have any info or documentation of your repower. Like I said ,our boat is the same age as my wife and I, and this was my first marine engine experience. We love this old Morgan but she was very very neglected.

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.........was wondering if you have any info or documentation of your repower...............
I'm not sure how to interpret "Info & documentation", but in summary:
I had already cruised my boat with the functioning , but underpowered oil leaking Westerbeke for 15 years before I decided to repower with the Yanmar. I removed the big Paragon transmission and all attachements to the block before sliding the Westerbeke 4-107 (remaining) up a plywood ramp from a "come-a-long on my mast to a point under my companioway where I hoisted it with block and tackle up to my supported boom and slid it to the boom's end where I swung it to a pallet on the dock and pulled it away with a small truck,- 'sold the Westerbeke for one grand. Once my engine room was empty I replaced the fuel tanks and made all clean, white and bright. I had the new Yanmar professionally installed after my prep. in 2000 on the hard. I now have 5,325 hours on my wonderful Yanmar 4JH3E. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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