SailNet Community - View Single Post - Buying a boat that needs a repower - nuts???
View Single Post
post #5 of Old 06-14-2009
ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,617
Thanks: 8
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Buying aboat that needs a new enginecan be agood situation if the boat is priced to reflect the cost of repowering. The problem can be that the actual cost can be a lot more than expected. For example it cost about $6000 for the engine rebuild of a Westerbeke 35hp diesel. Pulling the engine, re-installed, added another $5000. While the engine is out is also the time to do new hoses, alternator, cooling, etc. geting the engine project to about $13,000. If you find anything else like fuel tank, steering etc. that may need work, this is the time to do it, and before you know it the engine rebuild has run over $20,000. several regards...
sailingfool is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome