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  1. Rebuilding the Volvo MD7A

    Gear & Maintenance
    In my continuing efforts to finish rebuilding the Cape Dory 30, I tackle the sticky inboard rebuild. In my case it's the Volvo MD7A. With parts not being made, it's a challenge finding them but in my experience but for the most part a thorough online and offline searching yielded me results...
  2. Yanmar SB8 issue/questions

    Hey all. I have an old inboard Yanmar SB8 in my Sun 28 that I am having issues with. First off, I am not very familiar with diesel engines and rely a lot on friends, and here, for help. So, the engine has seized. Pulled the head off and looked at the piston. Springs on the head were a bit rusty...
  3. Yanmar 2GM20F Maintenance

    Hello Forum, I am a newbie - just bought a '79 Catalina 27'. The original engine was a Petters (sp?) and it currently has a Yanmar 2GM20F inboard diesel. I've heard the engine is worth more than the boat. Ha! At any rate, I have scoured the web, and am not finding any kind of a simple...
  4. Palmer Inboard Marine Engine

    Does anyone have experience with Palmer Inboards? They used International Harvester but it has "Palmer" stamped on the putting this in my 68 Columbia 36' sail boat....