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Old 09-07-2016, 08:27 PM   #41
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:54 AM   #42
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We have a Yanmar 3GM30-YEU in the LeComte. Raw water, heat exchanger. Put about 1200 hours on it in 11 years. Problems: fatigue failure of the 6" nipple between the exchanger and elbow (most are close-coupled; our engine was lower with respect to the muffler), one raw water pump (the YEU means that it was an engine meant for Europe and has a Swedish raw water pump), endless munching of alternator belts (the PO installed a 100amp Balmar). The engine itself required nothing but oil changes, never added any.
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I purchased the Finn 8 "Pintail" in February 2019 and it is currently moored in Geilston Bay, Hobart. I have been following these boats since the 1980's and have copies of numerous old boat tests from when they were first built by Setoncraft Marine in Gosford in the early 1980's.
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I purchased the Finn 8 "Pintail" in February 2019 and it is currently moored in Geilston Bay, Hobart. I have been following these boats since the 1980's and have copies of numerous old boat tests from when they were first built by Setoncraft Marine in Gosford in the early 1980's.

Welcome to trawlerforum,

I had seen the for sale listing of your 'new' boat on-line recently.
Hope you will post some pics soon.
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The Yanmar GM series were great engines and specifically made for marine use. A raw water engine could be converted to fresh, but that would be quite expensive unless you had all of the parts. I didn't see compression release linkage on this engine? All other GM series I have encountered had them. Allows easy starting with weak battery or if fuel was ran out. Some markets even had a hand crank to allow emergency starting. Mine ran well for the years I had it.

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Hi Daniel,
I have sent you a private message, appreciate if you can help.
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