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That was my farymann, I took it out.
it worked for a few days after getting the yacht, then we fixed it once, and it broke for good.
They are junk, and parts are expensive and hard to come by.
Much better off with a modern engine, that is very common.
I got a good chuckle of someone wanting $3000 for a farymann on ebay.
they are truely worthless junk.
Entec was the only good source of parts, but to rebuild it was going to be about $1000 before we were done. Its not worth $1000
 

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Hi tom, if you look close at the photo you can see the generator attachment on the engine.
I pity anyone with one of these as a main engine, thou i know they do exist.
Our main engine is a 63HP westerbeke. not a bad engine.
Our farymann was also from the early 80's in fact it had a brigs and straton sticker on it.
It was raw water cooled... yuck. I understand that entec now fresh water cools them, but anything using this engine is off my shopping list for good.

I have also read mixed reviews on the 2 cyl kabota. I am looking at a brand that slips my mind right now. It runs a 1cyl kabota at 2800RPM, and is rated for 4KW using a 6KW generator head. I have seen them online new for about $4000. I keep my eyes open constantly for a great deal on a used unit. The problem with that is some people drastically overpaid for the generator when new (some paid $12,000 for 6KW) so they think $6,000 is a bargain. Honestly I wish they made a nice quiet reliable cheep 3KW unit. With the solar we will install i don't see us using the generator much, except on nasty hot nights, and when the batteries need topped off when sailing in cloudy conditions.

I wish you luck with your farymann, but don't spend too much on the repair.
thanks for watching the blog!
 
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