Due to a failed fuel tank I have decided to take the opportunity to convert my 424 to electric ahead of schedule. I am selling the entire diesel drive train which includes a 2001 Westerbeke W71C engine/transmission with 2600hrs, driveshaft and a 1980 Walter v-drive. The engine starts immediately and runs smoothly but the raw water pump bearing is worn so the pump will need to be rebuilt. The kit for that is +- $250. This comes complete with control cables, control panel wiring harness, alternator wiring harness, fuel filter, water filter, hoses, etc.
All of this equipment is at Bock Marine on Adams Creek just south of the Nuese river in Beaufort, NC. If you have an interest or any questions I can be reached at 978-835-1906.
Matter of fact, the welding took place in Florida from a reputable Vero Beach fabrication shop, I can give you their number and address. Could this failure have anything to do with your attempt to fill the tank with a high capacity diesel hose? I think a funnel would have worked fine, it always has for me.
Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.