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Re: re-powering 1988 Sabre 36?
We just retired a diesel 38 year old genset that had around 19,000 hours on it and was still running fine. Problem was with freeze plugs and the like, not the diesel engine's operation. Take care of your Westerbeke, change oil frequently, especially if you don't use it much, and keep anti-rust additive in the fresh water and you should be good to go for many years. We changed oil every 150 hours on the old genset and will on the new one as well.
2000 hours is nothing for a well maintained diesel!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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