Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
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Rep Power: 17
1250 hours is nothing on a '83 boat...just getting broken in!
I'd be more concerned about lack of use issues like hoses and impellers. Good idea to get a diesel mechanic to look at it as a part of the survey process as any used engine can have problems that the average surveyor won't identify.