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post #3 of Old 11-19-2012
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Re: Replacing the Auxiliary

I doubt you'd get much 'change' from $20K for a full-on 'professional' repowering for an engine of that size.

Similar boats with newer engines and a $15K higher ask can probably be landed for perhaps 10K(or less) more.. what's a zero-hour engine worth to you? A friend went through this recently and while the repower is ultimately satisfactory the yard made a mess of his boat and required some return visits for final satisfaction.

Tough call.. I think I'd find the best package I could that didn't need an immediate $15-20K infusion.. in this market it shouldn't be that difficult. Also the prospect of that immediate outlay puts a slightly different spin on any delivery/trucking costs that might be associated with a 'better boat' farther away.


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