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Old 11-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #41
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1200 rpm sounds a little low for extended use, I'm not familiar with those engines others may have more knowledge.

Of course fuel usage will go up as the RPMs increase but that is exactly what you want. If the P.O.s are in their 80's I bet the tanks were full to the top when you bought it. I'll also bet the fuel is several years old.

Here is my best advice for next year. Run the hell out of it!! Buy some extra filters in case you stir up some "tank skank". It may smoke a bit , maybe even for the first two years but running is the best thing for it.

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Planning to start molesting her?

Looks nice.
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1200 rpm sounds a little low for extended use, I'm not familiar with those engines others may have more knowledge.

Of course fuel usage will go up as the RPMs increase but that is exactly what you want. If the P.O.s are in their 80's I bet the tanks were full to the top when you bought it. I'll also bet the fuel is several years old.

Here is my best advice for next year. Run the hell out of it!! Buy some extra filters in case you stir up some "tank skank". It may smoke a bit , maybe even for the first two years but running is the best thing for it.

Welcome Aboard,

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Plenty of spares on board. Old mechanical diesels smoke a bit, that’s just the way it is. This one smokes less than most. 80degree day about 30 seconds then clears quickly. Cold day will smoke till it warms completely. She was a little neglected over the last couple years. Never abused, and always heated winter storage.
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Planning to start molesting her?

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Thanks, and yes I am going to “molest” her a bit. Will be replacing most exterior parts. I will however try to reuse what is there. Radar is ancient. Old monochrome monitor, and all. I have the receipts for everything. I think it was installed late 80’s. The only new holes I plan are for a very large arch at the transom area. It will be the base for everything going on. Bimini will be attached to it. As well as some solar, davits, and some rod holders. I’m just working on design now. I don’t want anything to modern, or it clashes with the boat. Anything to clunky, and it just looks like crap. Most likely will be painted as polished aluminum will also look out of place.
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