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Old 08-31-2020, 04:10 PM   #1
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Thinking of buying this boat. Fresh water, stored inside (cold). Wondering about the diesel Lehman engines with 3900 hours. Are they getting ready for a rebuild? Anything I need to be concerned about particularly? Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:17 PM   #2
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Did you mean to post a link to the boat info?


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Old 08-31-2020, 04:19 PM   #3
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:20 PM   #4
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Thinking of buying this boat. Fresh water, stored inside (cold). Wondering about the diesel Lehman engines with 3900 hours. Are they getting ready for a rebuild? Anything I need to be concerned about particularly? Thanks.
Assuming even a modicum of care and maintenance, 3900 hours is nothing. For the most part, these engines don't die - you have to kill them through serious neglect that causes severe over-heating or something. Someone with more FL experience than I have can cite a number where they start to show wear, but I'd be stunned if the number were below 10,000 hours. Maybe more - much more.

Most boats get around 100-200 hours per year of use. Occasionally, a Great Loop cruise will take that to 500 hours. Do the math versus your age - you're kids might have a worry someday, but probably their kids.

I like GB36's. To me, they are the gold standard for family trawler. Not crazy about the teak decks, but you can't have it all. Good luck!

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Old 08-31-2020, 04:25 PM   #5
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Thanks. That's about what I thought.
Worked many years with Caterpillar and in my experience diesel engines only die from lack of maintenance. Had a wooden 32 Grand Banks for a while and the Lehman worked fine. The maintaining the wood in the tropics was a killer.
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:27 PM   #6
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Yes. Still learning how to post....

Links are sooooo much easier than pictures. Copy the link location you want to post from the web page, highlight/select something in your TF post, like 'this boat' in "please look at this boat and let me know what you think," select the world icon with the chain on it from the tool bar, paste the link you have in the clipboard into the URL box, and select OK. Done.

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Old 08-31-2020, 04:57 PM   #7
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That engine is probably broken in by now. "Ready for a rebuild?" If you are an average boater and between 50 and 60, Not in your Lifetime!!

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Old 08-31-2020, 06:04 PM   #8
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I bought a 1979 GB32 two years ago with the usual single Ford Lehman 120. It had 400 hours on the clock. Obviously the clock was wrong. The PO seemed to have no idea how many hours are really on the boat. Runs like a champ, smokes a little and leaks a little oil from every possible orifice. I am slowly getting used to the the idea that it will just keep going.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:56 PM   #9
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Here is the boat
http://https://www.temptationyachtsa...higan-7308807/
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:27 PM   #10
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Boat appears to be well maintained. If the engines look anything like the rest of the boat then you don't have any worries. Keep the valves adjusted, keep oil fresh, don't overheat them, should go to 10,000 at a minimum.
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