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Old 05-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #21
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Try priming the "bad" engine before starting. My JD starts in a second unless there is air in the line.
Priming seems to be the trick. I don't find any air.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #22
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Priming seems to be the trick. I don't find any air.
Um, if it starts easily with priming, but is hard to start without priming, then the overwhelming probability is that there is air in the line. It may be that priming it is a lot easier than fixing what is probably a pinhole leak at best, though, and no quarrel with that rationale.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:53 PM   #23
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Um, if it starts easily with priming, but is hard to start without priming, then the overwhelming probability is that there is air in the line. It may be that priming it is a lot easier than fixing what is probably a pinhole leak at best, though, and no quarrel with that rationale.

Agree it's likely there air somewhere--haven't found it though.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:10 PM   #24
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We are now proud owners of 1989, 36' Sabreline. Moved it from Neuse River to Morehead City (Spooners Creek) Sunday. Quite windy and choppy (3-3.5ft swells), and chilly (E/NE winds) of 15/20 kts. Boat handled well, no issues. Once we got into Adams Creek, it was a really enjoyable cruise. 8kts most of the way.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #25
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Congratulations budzuk! You've got a great boat on your hands and I wish you lots of happy cruising hours. What hull #?
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:00 PM   #26
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There is a guy at my marina that just got a sabre 36' fly bridge. Blue hull, white topside and looks a lot newer than 2003. Only 475 hours on yanmars. We've also got another 36' fast trawler here too.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #27
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I've looked at three separate boats and all of them had hundreds of spider cracks in the gelcoat, was told that almost all Sabreline boats have this problem.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #28
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I'd heard that the sabres built in 1995 had issues with gel coat crazing; not a structural issue as I heard, but a cosmetic issue.
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Have haul #126 1990 for three years, have always had a sailboat. So far so good, after finding out it's little issues. Lots of room, motors are det 8.2 every one tells me they are not the best, but they start fast good on fuel and I love the sound. Like an old.harley
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Priming seems to be the trick. I don't find any air.
A friend had the same problem with one of his 3116's if it sat more than 2 days. The local CAT service ended up replacing filters, injectors,, check valves, and hoses. The bill came to $3500 but the problem went away. The other engine just started doing the same thing. He now primes before starting and it starts right up. No doubt its air but from where? He cant find it and wont pay for that fix again.
FWIW, I crawled thru a Saberline 36 in MD about 10 years ago. Loved the boat layout but there were stress cracks in the gelcoat everywhere around the deck. It looked to me like the boat had been routinely pushed too hard in rough seas.
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