As I mentioned , I had a Universal Atomic diesel. I chose thes the Beta 14 since it was designed to mount on the same mount centers. It is a compact unit and well thought out for ease of maintaining as well. I did have to re prop as the trans ration was different. I went with a re-pitched Campbell Sailor prop which was used with the old diesel. The engine is well matched to the displ of the Frances and pushes her at hull speed at about
3200 rpm. I ended up installing a new shaft and cutlass bearing at same time. As the engine block is a Kubota, parts are easily available. I went with the largest cockpit control panel as the existing cut out was already large.
There is a dealer in CT but as the repower was done in VA I purchased from the NC facility. I would contact Farron who is very knowledgeable
on the Beta series as well as other diesels. Here is the contact info ...Farron Peffer I will get some pics of the drive end when I am down this weekend and email to you as posting pics here is a bit of hit or miss.
BETA MARINE US Ltd.
11702 Hwy 306 South
Minnesott Beach, NC 28510www.betamarine.net
Tel: (877) 227 2473 (toll free)