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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 14,987
Posted By jimfortuna
Chloride attacks Stainless Steel

Chlorine is a great way to make your water safe, but if you have a stainless steel tank, it can cause serious long term metallurgical damage that is not initially apparent. Chloride attack can damage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,581
Posted By jimfortuna
Turbo vs conventional

Thank you all so far for you input. I am on a time line, and trying to make the right decisions, so your input really is valuable.

To clarify some questions raised, the engine sounded like the 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,581
Posted By jimfortuna
The surveyor claims 20 yr surveying experience,...

The surveyor claims 20 yr surveying experience, USCG Master's rating, and is a former Safety Engineer. He said that he saw no need for a compression check since the engine started right away.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,581
Posted By jimfortuna
Engine destroyed by anti-siphon valve

I recently purchased a 1991 43' moderately heavy sailboat in Annapolis after I received a glowing survey, successful sea trial and reassurances from the owner and broker that everything was in great...
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