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Old 06-27-2016, 06:52 PM   #8
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City: Fort Pierce
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Vessel Name: Florita Ann
Vessel Model: 1982 Present
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I pivoted into a 34 MKI Mainship because it had a 6BT Cummins. The other issues on the boat eat me alive. As another poster suggested, key on the engines, and models (200 Hp 6cyl Perkins for instance) to stay away from.

Soft decks, leaky Windows, moisture saturated bulkheads or sandwich hulls are far more to deal with than an engine that have readily available parts. Electronics are dated, so no worries, not much of an issue either way.. Add up all the other goodies. The engine, especially if serviceable ends up being the small potato.
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