RE: Surveyor in Jax/St Augustine area
I have to double that to say Scott Grabner carries his moisture meter and hammer everywhere he goes knows how to use them. He did a very good survey on my Manatee, and I probably have saved a lot on his recommendations. Good Master Surveyor.
The 3208 Cat is a good single life engine, although it does much better in the lower horsepower applications. The engine was never meant to stand the pressures of twin turbos and 400 plus HP. In marine applications, under 300 HP is a realistic workload for that design. Those blocks will stress crack everywhere, and many aren't fit to rebuild. Rebuilt 3208's also so-so in lifespan. Find yourself a good 210-250 HP that someone's taken care of, and you've got a good mill.