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The cooler the storage temperature the longer diesel is usable. Diesel is good for a year or a little more if kept at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. When storage temperature is 86 degrees, it lasts between 6 to 12 months.
When oxygen is present, diesel gets old, and gum and sediment form. The sediment plugs filters and since sediment and gum do not burn well carbon deposits can form on the injectors. I am now just guessing, but the diesel in the fuel lines and injector pump is not exposed to oxygen. If you clean out the fuel tank maybe you will be good to go after replacing belts and raw water impeller. If closed system, replace coolant. Check all hoses and replace them. What have I forgotten? Raw water pump seal. Watch front and rear main seals on the crankshaft for leaks. Replace oil and all filters. Check battery cables for corrosion and new batteries.
Fix the boat where it sits. There is a lot of overhead for a boat yard. Rent, utilities, worker's compensation, taxes, insurance etc. all add up. If you bring workers onsite get your own worker's compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Last edited by LakeSuperiorGeezer; 11-22-2011 at 02:09 PM.
Reason: I said taxes twice