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For reliable engine and other engineering type work use Marlin.

Owner, Erden Eke has proven to provide quality engineering and can be relied on to stand by his word.

I contracted Marlin Yachting to change my cutlass bearing. When we realized that it was not going to come out willingly, we ended up removing the shaft and the bracket that holds the cutlass.

We found that the shaft and the key way on the coupling to the gearbox was badly worn, Erden gave me a price to replace, coupling, shaft and cutlass.

When all was replaced, I was concerned about the slack in the new cutlass bearing which was a brand name product that was marginally out of spec. Erden did not hesitate to swap out the cutlass bearing again (big job) at no additional cost and the second bearing of the same brand was perfect.

One can get many inexpensive deals in Turkey, but if you want quality, call MarlinYachting Ltd.: Erden Eke +90 252 412 1441 or GSM:0 532 332 5866 Address;Sariana Mah. 27 SK Kadir Yuzak Apt No 1 Marmaris, or opposite the sports center near Netsel Marina close to Anfora.

Marlin charges €30/hour which includes two competent engineers.

Many others in both Yacht Marine and Netsel have used Marlin with only praise for their workmanship and reliability.

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They are the local Yanmar agents as well as being agents for Kohler, Sidepower, Harken, Veco, Hamilton, Opacmare, SeaRecovery, Centek, Glendinning, R&D, Algae-x, Z-Spars, Velvet Drive, Michigan Wheel, Radice, Max-Prop, Dintra, Jefa Marine, Trac, Trident Marine, HyDrive, Walder, BSI, Scubar, Shearwater and they also sell charts and nautical books.

They routinely rebuild Perkins 4108s. They replace just about everything one can on the Perkins and provide a warranty. If my Perkins 4108 fails, I would certainly consider an inexpensive rebuilt replacement from Marlin, rather than re-powering with a new Yanmar and the necessary engine bed, alternator and exhaust modifications.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 19-Mar-2007