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Old 05-28-2016, 10:03 AM   #1
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Ford Merlin Diesel Engine

Has anyone here actually owned a 400 hp Ford Merlin marine diesel engine?

In my searches I (inc the Hull Truth) I can't find anything but negative comments. None of these opinions, however, come from anyone with actual experience.

There is a 45' trawler for sale with this engine.


P.S. I am back. Went to the extreme darkside (DP Motorhome) for a year but RV parks are not for me so I sold it. Searching for another boat to replace my Albin 35

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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Do you know the CID of the engine. Was it a straight 6? 474 CID ? Turboed?
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