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16 Hours Ago 08:54 AM
Don0190
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

I doubt that how many hours someone else has on their engine has any relationship to how many hours you will get on yours!

I bet more engines are killed by "kindness" of not running their them much and die at low hours than engines that are run a lot.
18 Hours Ago 07:25 AM
seaner97 Pretty sure it was a typo.
1 Day Ago 08:38 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
How does one possibly put 26,000 hours on the engine of a 34' sailboat???

Even @ a conservative estimate of 4 knots, that's over 100,000 miles... Or, roughly 3 1/2 times around the world, under power...

Or, charging batteries at anchor, that's THREE YEARS of non-stop running, 24/7...

Sorry, I'm not buying it ;-) That engine must have had a 'prior life' in some sort of industrial application before it was put in that boat...

If true, the notion of racking up 26K engine hours on a 34' sailboat, simply boggles the mind...

;-)
I made mention of that Jon, but no reply from Don. I know the boat, after following the previous owner's blog - http://www.svkaleo.com/forsale/. They show 3471 hours when it went on the market. Not sure. I doubt Don put thousands of hours on that engine in a couple of years. Maybe he drinks a lot of rum? I don't think so well under it's influence either...you could ask him - http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ry-148889.html

Ralph
1 Day Ago 05:54 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by RTB View Post

Hey you are not alone out there, losing your engine. Quote from Don1500 at CF - "The engine seized because of complete oil depletion. Don't know at this point how or why. I knew it was depleting when I got to Thunderbolt and had a mechanic "fix" it, and tell me all was fine. Guess what.

Yes it is a costly repair. Big hit to my emergency fund. But I will know the new engine will be taken care of by me alone and I will know the maintenance is complete and up to date. (old engine time >26000 hrs) ".

Ralph
How does one possibly put 26,000 hours on the engine of a 34' sailboat???

Even @ a conservative estimate of 4 knots, that's over 100,000 miles... Or, roughly 3 1/2 times around the world, under power...

Or, charging batteries at anchor, that's THREE YEARS of non-stop running, 24/7...

Sorry, I'm not buying it ;-) That engine must have had a 'prior life' in some sort of industrial application before it was put in that boat...

If true, the notion of racking up 26K engine hours on a 34' sailboat, simply boggles the mind...

;-)
2 Days Ago 07:40 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

You'd better switch back to a CQR to be really in fashion too.
2 Days Ago 06:29 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I'll also rent a full enclosure and really tall dingy davits to ensure his comfort.

Seriously, I'd trust Jon with my boat any day. The question is - would HE trust my boat? Heh-heh.
As long as you taught him how to hove to and had the drogue ready to deploy, he might think about risking it at least on the ICW.
2 Days Ago 06:14 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
As long as the fridge opens on both tacks I'm sure he would have a ball

You have got a kayak strapped on the side for him as well haven't you?
Add another jerry can or two, you don't want him to run out of fuel.
I'll also rent a full enclosure and really tall dingy davits to ensure his comfort.

Seriously, I'd trust Jon with my boat any day. The question is - would HE trust my boat? Heh-heh.
2 Days Ago 06:11 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Awesome - thanks Ralph. I do know one very renown delivery skipper that I'm going to ask. I hear he loves production boats - with lots of junk on the rail. Heh-heh.
As long as the fridge opens on both tacks I'm sure he would have a ball

You have got a kayak strapped on the side for him as well haven't you?
Add another jerry can or two, you don't want him to run out of fuel.
2 Days Ago 05:25 PM
VF84Sluggo
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

^^^^ +1...not a better feeling in the world than when your kid looks at you and says, "Dad, this is the best day of my life!"

Absolutely nothing better IMO. You'll remember that for the rest of your life
2 Days Ago 01:49 PM
seaner97 Bummer. As much as I disagree with you about the newer is better stuff, I'd never wish engine trouble on anyone. Hope you get her fixed fast (and at a reasonable price). And at least the kids got SOME time on the water with you. They'll remember it their whole lives.
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