I have a Bertram 28 (1973) with a pair of ('95) Yanmar
170 Diesels with ~1800 hrs. I have been all over in this hull
and have nearly 20K NM since buying
her in 1993. For the last 5 years, she has been on the hard
behind my shop, and has had absolutely ZERO attention. Well, time has come to enlarge the shop to build the Great Loop Boat and the Bertram is in the way!
I am trying to do a cost/time analysis as to whether it is better to take the time to pull the equipment
, restore to running condition, and sell separately, or to just be done with it and sell as-is. Everything was running when she went on blocks, but there was a coolant
leak on the STB engine
and the manifold was pulled. Just speculating, but I'd think THAT engine
will need a liner and piston on the cylinder(s) that were open to the air because a valve was open. BOTH engines will likely need turbo overhauls, belts, hoses, decals and paint
The genny is a Phasor 2.2 KW with similar hours to the mains; it was also running when de-commissioned. A lot of other hardware
would also have value I think. I have the shop, tools, and skills to do the work..... time however, comes to me as a cost center that can't be ignored. I have a local kid that can do the basic stuff, and my FIL is a retired Heavy Diesel Mechanic
that likes projects that add to his retirement
My question to those who have indulged my rambling post so far is:
Is the sum of the parts
greater than the whole?..... Specifically ENOUGH greater to justify the time?