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Location: Alameda, CA
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Re: 4 yr old diesel, how screwed am I?
The boat was a lien sale, so it was purchased direct from the marina and I've have no idea the last time the owner was aboard. That said, based on everything the previous owner left behind and all the stacks of receipts, paperwork, gear, etc., they appeared to be pretty meticulous.
I'm basing the 4 years on all the dates of the receipts and batteries etc. There's nothing past 2008.
I'm not looking for problems, but I don't want to get caught out on the water with a dead motor. ...Mainly because it's a friend's boat that I found for them... So I feel responsible if something goes bad since it's their fist boat.
I plan to replace the filters and impeller, and I'll be sure to get a couple extra filters to carry. That said, are there any good additives that should be used to help minimize the problem, and if so, which ones?
...Also, as for the duel-filter set up, [ballpark figures] how much would it cost to make one vs. buy?
Lastly, shouldn't this stuff have been mentioned on the survey? Granted, the boat was already on the hoist when the surveyor showed up, but I would have thought that they should have mentioned these things. ...That said, they were chosen from a list provided by the marina/boatyard who was selling the boat... I'm beginning to wonder if they were being favorable to the owner of the boatyard, rather than scare us off. Hmmm.....???
Last edited by Doc_V; 08-14-2012 at 11:56 AM.