Ford Lehman 135
A boat I have had my eye on for a couple of years has come up for sale. Its a vintage 1986 motorsailor. So far appears to have been meticulously maintained. I am scheduled to go look at it later this week.
I am slightly concerned about the twin FL135's in it, though. I read all the time (here on the forum) that they are great engines and run forever. But I am wary of spending 400k on a boat that has 34 year old engines. Assuming the engines pass mechanical survey, how readily available are parts for these motors? What parts are not available for them? Are most marine mechanics familiar with them? What would a re-power look like (worst case scenario), financially?