Re: Replacing an Volvo MD11 with Beta, Nanni, Vetus, Sole .. Needs advice
Go for the BETA engine - I've just re-engined my boat with a Beta - but shaft drive not Saildrive. Beta even made special feet for my installation so I didn't have to make new engine beds. Go to the Southampton Boat show and see what deal you can get. Nanni incidently is the same base engine as Beta - both based on KUBOTA. Also look at VETUS, Mitsubishi based and of course the latest Volvo.
Check carefully access points for servicing as they do differ on different makes. For example Vetus don't have a hand pump for oil changes whereas Beta does..... Also Vetus raw water pump is at the side of the engine whereas Beta is at the front.
I'd rather be sailing... :-) [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]