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post #4 of Old 02-12-2010
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You're welcome. The First 38 is an excellant yacht. Andy and Liz Copeland traveled the world in theirs (Bagheera) and she's still going strong with their children now in command. The 4-108 is arguably one of the strongest engines and, with proper maintenance, will run 10,000--and some claim 20,000--hours. They do tend to leak a bit of oil from time to time but that can be limited by keeping the oil level at the mid-point on the dip-stick. For what it's worth, there are more 4-108's running tractors, generators and farm equipment around the world than boats so parts are readily available.

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