Cat 3160 replacement

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Looking at an old boat with a tired Cat 3160. Can anyone advise as to a good replacement and cost estimate?
 

chortle

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Herreshoff Coquina, 1972 Jarvis Newman 36, PT11
I have a 1972 Cat 3160, still humming along, a 3208 would drop right in without modifications. You might try checking with your local Cat dealer or scour ebay.
 
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The 3160 are good engines;I owned and ran two(2) for a while.they are the same basic engine as the 3208,except that the 3208 has internal combustion chambers,and larger capacity water pumps for better cooling,larger water exhaust water circulation;all contributing too a more trouble free engine.i've had a couple of 3208 N(210hp) in a couple of 35ft Brunos(cruise 12kts top. 15knts.
I was able to find a 3208ta(375hp),and my cruising increased to 18kts with a top of over 22kts;great boat & engine,Checked with the GPS.
 
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