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post #11 of Old 06-20-2017
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Re: Shopping around for the 10-20yr boat, need some info on the CS33's

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Originally Posted by FreeAgent View Post
How do you check out an engine during a survey anyway?
With my last boat I had some concerns about the 30 year old Perkins, so I hired a mechanic from St Catharines. He was excellent. He dealt Betas and Volvos (I think) but after his evaluation recommended that I keep the old 4.108. And he didn't charge me, because I had hired him to estimate an engine replacement!

It turned out he was right, I used the engine hard for several years and it never once gave me a problem. Mechanics seem to have a way of figuring these things out.
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