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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

No pressure, but I've been wondering....
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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

I think it's time we all quit being polite and ganged up to tell Porf to get off his butt - we've been waiting far too long for the final chapters.
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Yeah! He invited us in, said he was going to show us something cool, then he excuses himself for a minute and he leaves us sitting! I've got other things to do, buddy...I've got a life. Another, er, month or two, and I'm out of here!
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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

This kind of behavior could get him banned.... in which case, he couldn't update us... Uh, - nevermind...
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Did this story ever see a happy ending?
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Did this story ever see a happy ending?
That depends on how you look at it.

Our hero was in the process of re-installing the motor, when he dropped it.

The newly rebuilt engine fell overboard in 15 feet of water, and then sank into the mud. Fortunately, it still had the 5/16" high tensile, galvanized chain attached.

He now uses the engine block as a mooring.


Ya, I know that this story is total BS, but the lack of follow up information from PorFin has led me to starting a rumor...

How about an update from the man who lived this dream?
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I PM'd him about it a couple of weeks ago and was ignored - and after all my good advice.
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Hmmm... PorFin's last post was on 8-12, over a month and a half ago.

All kidding aside; I hope that nothing is wrong with him...
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Hmmm... PorFin's last post was on 8-12, over a month and a half ago.

All kidding aside; I hope that nothing is wrong with him...
Same here. I've been a little worried.
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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

As a 4-108 owner, I've been very interested in Porfin's progress too. I'm contemplating the same rebuild.
Anyone heard any updates on this project?
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