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Old 09-10-2016, 05:47 AM   #8
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The boat has a "professional" captain.

Not unusual for some captains to send as much work to the boat yard as they can get away with, just as they get a percentage of the fuel bill.

Gaskets may "dry out" on unused for years machinery but seldom on an operating vessel.

The old OHNO still have almost every part available for repair , and most operate with less fuel at light loads than more "modern" engines.

The old Gulftubs were mostly solid glass and do not go downhill as fast as many other boats of that vintage = cheap to keep.
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