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Re: Alberg 30 - Yah or Nay!

Jiminri - the surveyor went over the engine a year ago. Keep in mind its not been used at all since then and was winterized and dry stored. The surveyor said..."The engine beds were examined to insure the integrity had not been compromised. Both stringers were structurally sound. The engine was started and the head and block observed for unusual temperature variations, as measured by a hand held Ultra Violet remote pyrometer. All cylinders heated to within 5 degrees of one another. Thereafter, the vessel was propelled from the dock for a sea trial. After an adequate warming period the engine was briefly run at 3600 rpm for approximately five minute. Throughout the run, the water temperature did not exceed 175 degrees, and the oil pressure maintained 45 psi. The exhaust showed no signs of burning oil, excessive water vapor or fuel blow by. In addition, no signs of leaking oil, loose fuel fittings or worn gasketing were detected.. The engine is well mounted and no discernable vibration was detected at the various operating speeds. The reverse gear was engaged while docking the vessel with no apparent deficiencies. That said the throttle control cable was noted as mounted on the underside of control lever of the engine, thereby interfering with the shut down cable. The cable should be flipped to the top portion of the lever at the earliest convenience."

The item noted with the throttle control cable was addressed by the previous owner prior to the sale a year ago.
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