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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...
I'm not loving it, but I find the general perception to be overstated, unless really getting into specialty parts.
100hp turbo charged diesel.
Turbo = 3,100
Elbow = 900
What would equivalent parts be on a 100hp Yanmar? You can't compare it to a 35hp.
For the price you spent on parts I could almost afford a newly refurbished Atomic 4.
Actually it is not just Volvo diesels that have a ridiculous markup for parts.
For a friends Universal engine I priced new injectors at Torreson: $90 per injector (x 3 cylinders = $270).
With some cross referencing to the Kubota engine block I found the same injectors for around $8 per (x 33 cylinders = $24). That is one astounding mark up for a marine use product that tractor owners pay nearly 90% less for the same item.
Not sure if you can source Volvo parts that way (from truck or heavy equipment dealers).
You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to buy a boat with an older Volvo or Farymann diesel in it.
I'm spoiled from owning an Atomic 4 which is easy to self service and parts cost about what they should. Guess I'm just a cheap azzed, bottom feeding boater, but that is my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Last edited by CalebD; 04-04-2013 at 08:57 PM.