Westerbeke 42B Overheat Problem 1999 – 380


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New to association and getting familiar with boat.  Ran across attachment in documents provided by previous owner relating to an overheat problem with the 42B4.  Called Westerbeke  and Catalina support trying to find out if it applied to my boat, hull 191.  Catalina support related that it was discovered in earlier models and fixes were made; Westerbeke  said same.  I asked if thermostat should still be at 160 degrees if fixes were made.  I was advised to keep it at 160 degrees.  I had the engine services by my mechanic and he replaced it with a 180 thermostat, as specked by Westerbeke.  He argues to keep it at 180; I’m on the fence.  Any experienced advice appreciated.



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Bill Poot




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About Bill Poot

Married to Ann 49 years, father of 5 children and grandfather to 10 grandchildren. Own current boat with first born William IV. This is fifth boat, 3 of which were Catalina's. Served on active duty in the Navy for 4 years in the early sixties. Member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 25 years plus. Sailed Long Island Sound out of Manhasset Bay for 6 years, remaining 31 years on various parts of the northern areas of the Chesapeake Bay.

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