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Hi Guys

Im interested in purchasing an old small sailboat with an equally small and old yanmar.
The engine powers the boat long just fine, seems to run well and smokes little, if at all.

However it has a very pronounced slap like noise.

Let me know what you think

 

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A YSM8 through a v-drive? Egad, it probably has 3 hp at the prop.

Cowlum, was a that a cold start? First start of the day?
Yes, it should have been the first start of the day. I asked the owner to specifically not start the engine before I arrived, he seemed trust worthy.. The block was cold to the touch and it started much easier once warm.

It may be low power but it had no issues with a 1.8-ton boat. Besides,in my price range I cant be too choosy..
 

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Yes its a Yamaha 25 it good condition.
I've never owned a diesel before (boat or car) and so was just a little thrown back by the racket.
I'll be organising a diesel inspection when I have a survey done.

Thanks for the replies!
 
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