Thank you to all replies.
You helped me come to a decision.
I've discovered that the cylinder head has been damaged. I don't want to spend that amount of money to repair it because the boat is 32 years old.
I'm now pursuing the option of finding a used Universal engine that...
Due to circumstances, my 1980 Catalina 27 has been out of the water for over 10 years.
Hoping to get it back in the water, I had the Universal 11 Diesel pulled and and sent to a mechanic shop. They discovered that the engine needed $6,700 worth of work to recondition it and to put a new...