Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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3220 hours is not necessarily a bad thing. Depends on how well the engine was maintained and how it was run. In general, an engine like that should be good for 5,000 hours or so.
Of course, that being said, you want to make sure that the engine is in good shape. It would be a killer to replace. I'd get an engine survey for sure.
But I want to make sure there is no conflict of interest here. If you want to speak to the owner, I can set that up. He's a nice guy, and the boat is in Lake Union. I probably shouldn't comment further.
But, to keep things interesting, if you are seriously considering the Merlin, let me know and I will show you mine and take you sailing. The boat is in Edmonds.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown