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Congatulations, Jim!
Welcome home!
I'm glad you stuck it out, even in the dark times. May you have many happy voyages together.

It would be a *very good thing* if the mods would make this thread a sticky, to be an inspiration for others who find themselves in circumstances similar to what you started with.

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The saga ends and the story begins...Good luck with her Jim.


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Congrats Jim! Welcome to South Jersey! (or welcome back...)
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Congrats, Jim! May you two have many happy seasons together! :-)
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To close out this thread, again, thank you all VERY much for all that you've done. I especially want to thank Dave (Chef2Sail) for his encouragement here and behind the scenes, and Chuck (ChucklesR) for the initial use of his slip. Dave gets an extra shout-out, though, because it was he who urged me to get the dodger done before heading out for this trip. While I'm sure we could have gotten by without the dodger, it was a huge help the first day when it rained for part of the trip. My cousin and I traded off hiding in the shelter of the dodger while the other person steered. For anyone interested in reading more about the trip, I tried to do a semi-"live blog" of the trip in my blog.
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Sorry to hear that Jim. Give it a couple of days and look at the situation with a fresh mind.

I hope you figure it out!
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Sorry to hear that Jim. Give it a couple of days and look at the situation with a fresh mind.

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Great to hear you're on your way now, Jimgo! Apparently you were meant to have a boat!
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Hey Jim,

I know you have tried to close this thread a few times, but thought I would chip in my $0.02 worth.

I have the same engine as you, the 5416, fitted to my Bristol 29.9. I recently did a complete rebuild and overhaul of the entire engine, (but not the transmission), replacing or refurbishing every component that showed signs of wear (or in the case of my engine, damage).

I wanted to pass along two things:

These are old but simple, solid engines that can be rebuilt by anyone with just a bit of mechanical inclination (I had never touched a diesel before), and parts are readily available from Kubota dealers and online Kubota sources at reasonable prices.

There is at least one weakness I know about - the raw water pump. If the seals on this pump fail, raw water will be admitted to the crankcase. This is invariably not a good thing.......

I'm not a mechanic or anything like one, but if I can be of any assistance with details on the engine or parts, don't hesitate to ask. Sorry I don't live in your neighborhood, or I could help in person.

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Eric, thanks a lot! I appreciate that. We essentially rebuilt the back half of the engine. I hope to get at least a few years on her before I do the front half! At least for that part I shouldn't have to pull the engine completely out of the boat.

How long did the rebuild take? Did you keep a full list of the parts you used? It might be a good separate thread here.

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