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Need a engine for small engine repair class

Hello next semester I'll be studying small engine repair. So I am looking for a sailboat engine that isn't running

If you have one you'd like fixed you could do without until June 2019. Also willing to buy one.

Let me know
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Re: Need a engine for small engine repair class

Not sure a boat owner needing a rebuild would want to take a chance on this, but you might find an engine that has been pulled for a repower cheap. If you then rebuild it, you could sell it and recover all your costs and probably also make some money.
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Re: Need a engine for small engine repair class

Does the class require it be a boat motor? If you check around locally you should be able to find lawn mowers, pressure washers, GY6 based motor scooters/carts being given away for free or even out in the trash that should satisfy the need and be more familiar to most small engine classes if your not taking one that's marine specific.

The beauty of using a GY6 is that the parts are available on line at very low cost and can really help lower your budget requirements.

OEM Style parts like cylinders are less than $25, crankshafts less than $60, pistons less than $20, valves less than $5, etc and they won't require a lot of expensive proprietary tools.

GY6 scooter engine parts, vento parts, baron scooter parts, 150cc 4-stroke engine parts, sunl 150cc scooter parts, roketa 150cc mc scooter parts, bali scooter parts mc-11, tank scooter parts 150cc gy6 4-stroke engine.

Is the class specific to 4 stroke gas engines or will a small diesel be required?
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Re: Need a engine for small engine repair class

To me a small engine means a lawn mower. Sailboat inboards are already large engines, meaning, one person can't life or carry them. (They're small in comparison to powerplants and cruise liners, sure, but they're still not "small".)

You might want to clarify the engine size you need, and whether diesel or gasoline is required. Odds are you can find something on your local Craigslist or Freecycle or the town dump for less than the cost of SHIPPING some not so small "boat" engine.
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