Gardner Diesel in Asia
I am looking at a trawler that has a Gardner , I assume at this stage, 8lxb in her (its an 8 something)
I know they are a good motor but so are Cats, Cummins, Detroits etc and these engines are fairly common place with parts readily available.
My question is, if I am in Indonesia or Thailand or Vanuatu or somewhere similar, where their may be just one or two places who work on motors, is your average diesel guy going to have the skills to work on a Gardner if needed and will parts be obtainable?
Or, is a Gardner more of an enthusiast engine much like a Triumph or MG car?