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Why did you replace the Universal Diesel? What model was it? Do you still have it?
 

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It was an MXP-25, poorly maintained by the previous owners (likely not the most recent, but those who came before her); it was leaking exhaust, diesel, and oil into the bilge. We’re planning to do enough sailing and far enough out that we didn’t want to have to worry about the motor.

Did not keep it - barely anything there to salvage given it’s condition.
Too bad. Your boat had been re-powered with the MXP-25. I believe that they were introduced in the '90's. Some of the parts for them are much sought by other owners - timing case cover, exhaust manifold, bell housing.

The Beta is a great engine too. They are based on a Kubota block, just like the Universal.
 
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