Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
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Used Motor for a "New" Repower?
I have an offer accepted on an older (1979) CSY 44 with a Perkins 4-154. Great motor I'm told, and it will be checked with a mechanical survey. However, the possibility of having to repower at some point does exist.
While cruising the net I came across a site like boat trader, but for diesel engines, Diesel Engine TRader. It has a lot of used, reconditioned, and rebuilt motors of all sizes and uses. Most of these come with 1-2 year guarantees.
So instead of forking out $20k+ on a repower, a motor could be had for $6-8K, bring the repower cost to a managable level. It seems that a new motor would never be used enought to recoup some of your investment.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."