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Old 07-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #21
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Thanks, folks. Great feedback. And lots of it. No boat for me yet, but the more time I spend here the more I feel like it will be sooner than later!

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Im assuming the 100,000 hours number is a mistype.
Extra zero. I meant 10,000 hours.

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Perkins HT354-6, 20,000hrs -
One heat exchanger replaced, one transmission rebuild, one raw water pump replaced, one lift pump replaced. Everything else .... just a good maintenance plan.
Sounds like it might be smart to take a marine diesel maintenance class. And I see now why so many prioritize a roomy engine room high on the list.

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Look to purchase a boat that has been cruising full time. In most cases the major issues have been resolved. One with low hours and/or little cruising will need a lot of work in most cases.
That makes a lot of sense. It had occurred to me that a boat that has proven itself with regular long distance cruising is worth more than a boat with few hours that were spent mostly tied up. Am I reading that right?
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:55 PM   #22
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How many hours are on the ole lump now?
2325.5 engine hrs.

Right at about 400 round trip per year.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #23
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2325.5 engine hrs.



Right at about 400 round trip per year.



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Old 07-10-2016, 08:36 PM   #24
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Sounds like it might be smart to take a marine diesel maintenance class. And I see now why so many prioritize a roomy engine room high on the list.



That makes a lot of sense. It had occurred to me that a boat that has proven itself with regular long distance cruising is worth more than a boat with few hours that were spent mostly tied up. Am I reading that right?
- A wise thing to take a diesel course

- Not necessarily. I know several boats maintained by OCD types that do less than 50hrs. a year. Take a look at Marine Survey 101 it will give you some clues as to what to look for in a boat.
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This year's maintenance: engine inspection and on-engine fuel filters change with oil change, rebuild raw-water pump (leaking) and removing resulting rust stains on engine, bottom and propeller surface maintenance, fixing leaking fresh-water line, unplugging fuel-tank vent (bees), realigning wiper blade to its vertical position, and fixing inoperative inverter. Gotta stay on top of things!
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:23 PM   #26
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Take a look at Marine Survey 101 it will give you some clues as to what to look for in a boat.
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