Forums For Sale Westerbeke 58 for you

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Rich Harris 7 months ago.

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  • #224158

    Rich Harris
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    I just finished repowering Gambit II and have the old engine at the mechanic’s shop. It has a cracked head but everything else is in working order. If anyone wants it send me a PM and I’ll give you his number.
    The deal is that you will have to pick it up or have it shipped from New Smyrna Beach FL. I’m not asking anything for it but if you want to throw a few bones my way I won’t refuse. A new Yanmar is pretty spendy.
    My loss is your gain.
    Rich

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    Bryan Bywalec
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    Did you know the head was cracked when you bought the boat or was this an unplanned repower? If it was unplanned what caused the head to crack? I’m asking because currently in the market for a Pearson 424 and I’m not a fan of Westerbeke engines to start with so hearing about your experiacne is valuable.

    When the engine was out did you look at the fuel tank?

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    Rich Harris
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    Did you know the head was cracked when you bought the boat or was this an unplanned repower? If it was unplanned what caused the head to crack? I’m asking because currently in the market for a Pearson 424 and I’m not a fan of Westerbeke engines to start with so hearing about your experiacne is valuable.

    When the engine was out did you look at the fuel tank?

    The engine was running when we bought it. It had around 3000 hours on it. Not sure what caused the head to go but my mechanic tells me the engines are known for this as they age. After the first day of motoring we did notice that we were losing some coolant but couldn’t find any leaks.
    My fuel tanks has been replaced and is only a couple years old. Most 424 owners seem to repower with Yanmars and Betas. I got a Yanmar at a very good price so I went with that. The betas do have the advantage of not needing an ECU module where the Yanmar does. Both have more powerful options that are more efficient and lighter in weight.

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