engine hours - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Welcome to Sailnet > SailNet FAQ
 Not a Member? 

SailNet FAQ This forum is specifically on the Sailnet Website and how to do certain things on the website. Please note - any other threads will be deleted.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-20-2009
ralphmacey's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ralphmacey is on a distinguished road
engine hours

I am thinking of buying a used sailboat, say 34 to 37ft. How many hours on the engine is ok before I need to be worried about its useable life?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-20-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 2,244
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
sck5 is on a distinguished road
get a good diesel mechanic to look at it, test the oil, compression, etc. then you will know. otherwise you wont.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-20-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,907
Thanks: 4
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
When I purchased my boat the hour meter on the tach was not working,
I installed a seperate electronic one.

I guess the point is: anyone can disconnect an hour meter or replace it.
It's not prudent to rely on the hours shown, alone.

As Sck5 says, a good mechanic is a better guide.
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-21-2009
Superpickle's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Park City Montana
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Superpickle is on a distinguished road
Besides all That, it depends a great deal on How well it was maintained..
I know in Trucks, A cummins engine well maintained can go Over 600,000
But, it may only last a couple hundred grand if poorly maintained or less..
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-22-2009
Sitaram's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Sitaram is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to Sitaram
Many desiel engines can get 6-10,000 hours if well mantained, that said if negleted less than half of that.
__________________
Commercial link removed by tdw
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-22-2009
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,286
Thanks: 10
Thanked 117 Times in 85 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Yes it totally depends on how it's maintained. I would much rather buy a well run and maintained engine with 3k hours than one with 400 hours that ran in 15 minute intervals...

This one has 3000 hours on it but has had way over the top maintenance. Oil analysis is spot on an she runs like a top. I'll still take this over a 300 hour engine that has been neglected and run poorly..



__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-27-2010
carl762's Avatar
Sundance 23
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 878
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 5
carl762 is on a distinguished road
Wish the motors in my cars looked as good.
__________________
Water is Life
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Runaway Diesel Engine Ben Hilke Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 07-19-2004 08:00 PM
Caring for the Cruising Outboard Doreen Gounard Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 04-22-2003 08:00 PM
Surveying a Diesel Engine Tom Wood Buying a Boat Articles 0 01-26-2003 07:00 PM
Surveying a Diesel Engine Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 01-26-2003 07:00 PM
Replacing the Diesel Engine Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-12-2000 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.