Manuals for Westerbeke Diesel Engines

Owner and Workshop Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

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Marine Diesel Basics 1
shows how to do over 140 tasks:

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
•  paperback US$15.99 £10.99 €12.99
•  ebook (kindle, kobo, ibooks, google, epub) US$9.99


Westerbeke Marine Engine Installation Manual 2004

Installation Manual

Marine Engines/Generators


48 pages
publ. May 2004


5 MB file



Westerbeke diesel engine generator 38B Service

Service Manual #43440

38B       RD 80
W-27    W-27A
W-33    W-33A

WMD 11.060Hz   WMD 12.5-60Hz    12.5 BTDA
WMD 8.3-50Hz   WMD 9.4-50Hz   9.4 BTDA
11.0 BTD    12.5 BTD    8.3 BTD    9.4  BTD

publ. April 1998
110 pages

8MB file



Technical Manual


286 pages
publ.  July 1980


6MB file

Westerbeke diesel engine 40NA Operators Manual


Operator's Manual


116 pages
publ., 1st ed. February 1988


8MB file

Westerbeke diesel engine 50 Service manual

Technical Manual #23156

50 Series

119 pages
publ. 2nd ed. January 1981


8MB file


Westerbeke diesel engine 55B Operator Manual

Operator's Manual #42286


59 pages
publ. 3rd. Ed. September 2008


9 MB file

cover of Westerbeke Electronic Governor Troubleshooting Guide

and Component Troubleshooting Guide

6 pages
publ. revised 3rd ed. Sept. 2008


1 MB file

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