Join Date: May 2005
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I have a 77 Dufour 31 that has a MD7A Diesel.
Have had the boat only 5 months. All of a sudden had a problem getting into forward gear. Reverse no problem. Have had the transmission looked at and find that someone
had put transmission oil in it instead of
engine oil. Actually there was nothing in it, it had leaked out. Anyway the parts that are worn are $1700. The labor has been
quoted at $1200. The engine runs great, cranks immediately and have had no problems
there. The boat has a dripless, new water pump and raw water strainer. Question is as boating is new in this household, Is it feasible to spend $2900 to repair the transmission for a 28 yr old engine or should I just start saving for that repower. Without the transmission repair I will probably miss the next sailing season.