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So it’s time to replace my M12 Universal. Winmar 20hp Or electric hybrid? Experience on what fits? This is for weekend cruising in the Puget Sound. Thanks
 

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Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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At a dry weight of 7500# for your boat model, I would guess that a Betamarine20 would be ample power, depending on room in your engine compartment.
The Betamarine16 should also be quite adequate, and a bit lighter. That probably is the best option.


(I do not know what a Winmar 20, is, unfortunately.)

Your existing engine is rated at 11 HP, per the Universal website. https://www.westerbeke.com/advanced specs/universal_m2-12.pdf
 

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So it’s time to replace my M12 Universal. Winmar 20hp Or electric hybrid? Experience on what fits? This is for weekend cruising in the Puget Sound. Thanks
Excellent. I will look at a Betta which I guess is a sister to Kubota. But I’ll be replacing the Hurt trans also. Are electrics out there too?
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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My new Betamarine came with the engine (a marinated Kubota), new mounts, trans, coupler, wiring harness, and panel. I did pay a bit more for a larger amperage alternator and a panel with a tach. Also, a connection for the hoses to and from our hot water heater.
 

bigd14

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Whats wrong with the Universal? Those things are pretty bulletproof and usually cheaper to rebuild than replace with new.
 
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