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Forum: Diesel   01-08-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,837
Posted By Alex W
Re: engine hours

I'm saying that running an engine for a few minutes, then shutting it off, without allowing it to warm up or run at a consistent RPM is not good for diesel engines. Especially if the oil change...
Forum: Diesel   01-05-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,837
Posted By RichH
Re: engine hours

10K hrs. is the typical limit on these smaller marine diesels. Such an engine with 5K hours is only in 'mid life', IF the engine had good maintenance.

For a complete evaluation, I would suggest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,132
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: A survey is not poetry

Easy enough after talking to several people around the marina/boatyard. Owners associations should help you figure out the likely trouble spots.
Boatyard managers know who the local surveyors are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By Faster
Re: direct drive

Yes... the coupling you see in the photo is under the arrow in the diagram, the shaft is shown exiting at an appropriate angle for the hull, carries on through the shaft log and strut to the prop.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,132
Posted By bobperry
Re: A survey is not poetry

Very interesting post David. Thanks for the effort you put into this.

In the PNW I recommend Matt Harris to my clients.
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