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I am in the U.S. and looking at Yanmar D27 outboards to power my Tiki 38. There is a place in England that rebuilds them. I was looking at ordering one or 2. They aint cheap and expensive to ship. With shipping, maybe $7,000 or less. Is anyone interested in a group order? There are some videos on youtube, just type in Yanmar d27.
The motors were not imported to the us after 1996 and they stopped making them a couple years ago.
Here is what the company does to the motors:
Our engines are built to order. They are usually totally stripped. The crank shaft is sent away to be re-balanced and main bearing renewed, the pistons and conrods are renewed, valves ground and new guides if they are worn. It’s more of a re con than a re-build.
The leg & gearbox is removed and checked. anything that needs doing is done. The gearboxes never seem to need much work. They are well over engineered for the kind of HP they put out.
Then they are painted whatever color the customer wants, tested on a boat for 3-4hours of continuous use then shipped off. Price is $5600 for a non-tiller arm and $6700 with tiller arm.
Buyer make their own freight arrangements.
Thanx Greg. It's beyond my price range. There is a D27 for sale in North Africa. It's still beyond my reach. I'll keep looking............
And just as a follow up, i have seen some yanmar D27 on alibaba.com out of china from 2700 - 5500.usd.. Anyone know if these would be originals or chinese knock-offs?
It's a tale of woe. My contact had a good supply of motors for rebuilding and I put a deposit down on 2. He went off on vacation last spring and his associate robbed him of a sizable amount of cash and his supply of motors (including mine). He was good enough to return my deposit and he is now out of the Diesel outboard business. This leaves me back looking for something to power my boat. This puts me back in the same situation as I was a year ago. I still do not know what I will use on my boat!