Originally Posted by palasz
Well, we had been looking at some Nordic Tugs with what I thought were low hours (under 3K) and several of them needed a lot of engine work after surveys and it was really adding up fast.
Here are some ramblings:
What sort of work is being recommended? Normal is not necessarily cheap, such things as pulling an after cooler for cleaning, new belts and hoses, clean cooling system, new raw water pump, replace exhaust elbow etc.
Best now to list what needs doing on your favored boat's engine and adjust offer accordingly. Then DO the work once the vessel is yours. But if any engine normal maintenance issues forestall a proper sea trial it is up to the owner to fix first.