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Old 02-15-2017, 03:19 PM   #1
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City: Goldsboro NC
Country: US
Vessel Name: Wave Walker
Vessel Model: 41' PT Europa
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Old TV8-540 Perkins

I'm considering buying a Trawler in Maine that has a single 320 hp V8 Perkins that's obsolete and hard to get parts for. It's fresh water cooled and has been in Maine for the past 12 years. I'm going to repower the boat once I get it back to NC. The boat has been out of the water for the past three years and only started once each season while on the hard. My question is this. If the engine and transmission performs normal during the sea trail what all should I do before heading south? I plan to replace the raw water impeller, belts, oil, filters ( and have spare fuel filters onboard. But what about the exhaust manifolds, heat exchanger, oil cooler, transmission cooler? I know that none of the engine accessories have been changed in the past 12 years.
Also what about the shaft packing and rudder packing if it seems normal during the sea trail?
Is the marine environment in Maine less aggressive on things like the manifolds and heat exchangers than in the warmer Carolina waters?
I'm trying not to spend anymore on the engine than necessary since I'm repowering the boat , but I do want it to make the trip. Any thoughts or suggestions other than run from it.LOL
Also, any recommendations on reasonable boat repair facilities from Penobscot Bay Maine to the Carolina's
as well as any to stay away from would be appreciated .

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