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Re: Engine bogs down under load 2K rpm max.
There are lots of alleged diesel mechanics but actually finding one who understands the entire engine and how to fix it, that's not easy. If you ask around for a month you're probably going to finally get a good recommendation...and find the guy is booked up for another month. So, the long list that Rich posted, and "the relentless application of logic", might be a faster fix.
It is pretty damned hard to wear out the diesel engine in a recreational sailboat. Easy to screw them up with smoke issues and other problems, but if all else fails, you might try to find a non-marine diesel shop, and see if someone would make a boat call. Long distance truckers routinely put a million miles on a diesel engine, so someone out there certainly knows how to keep them happy.