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Re: Yanmar "Starting to use oil"
At the right price, where the right price = Value - price of repower/rebuilt, you could have a boat with a brand new or rebuilt engine. Just make sure you really understand the price of repower/rebuilt. We just did it on a power boat with great access and an engine that fit perfectly on the old mounts, etc, and the total cost or repower was at least 1/3 labor. If it's a hard installation involving cabinetry, could easily be more.
If you are new to this, IMHO, find something else. If not, you know a great yard, you know the right mechanics, or you are skilled at doing this yourself because you've done it before, then I'd consider it. Installation of a new engine involves electrics, plumbing, exhaust, control cables, engine mounts, drive train issues (gear/shaft/stuffing box/cutless), and working around cabinetry. Can add up. Hard to touch one thing and not end up fixing other things. For example, we ended up with reconditioned shaft, new prop, new cutless, new stuffing box, and well the gear is old too, so why not....etc....etc......etc. And this thing was in a raised engine box on deck, for easy in-easy out...
Maybe it's something simple causing the oil "consumption" but there are enough really bad reasons I think you need to discount the price to assume re powering to do this deal.