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Old 26-02-2007, 00:15   #16
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The Volvo dealer ended up crying more wheels
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Old 26-02-2007, 11:35   #18
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And the one with the smile is probably the guy that cocked it all up in the first place. Installing two motors, selling a second hand Yanmar, I imagine he didn't lose on the situation.
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Old 26-02-2007, 11:59   #19
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I don't know about that. He had to pay the boat builder close to $3 grand and it took a lot of his time uninstalling and installing. Then there was the $1600 bill from the refridgeration guy that cost us $500. Mr Frost wanted around $1600 to take out the gas, lenghten the hoses ($34 each hose and he charged $600) and re gas. I think the dealer paid Mr Frosts bill just to make him go away. The distributor was the winner on the day.
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Sorry "Hat driver" is Australian for driver of very slow moving boxy, expensive car......
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Old 27-02-2007, 01:21   #21
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ah......Perkins
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Old 27-02-2007, 11:42   #22
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HEeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy!!!!!!
He meant Volvo :-(
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Yeah but he meant Volvo yacht motors are really Perkins. They just paint them green and change the badge. On the two year old models it even says Perkins on the rear of the Volvo motors.
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That was true a few years ago. Not anymore, from what i've been told.
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Old 27-02-2007, 20:40   #25
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Not all the models are Perkins. They use quite a few different manufacturers and they are built to Volvo design specs. So they aren't really Perkins or what ever the flavour. They won't take Perkins parts. Volvo just use someone else to build for them so they don't have to tool up for themselves. I am not sure what the latest models are, or if Volvo have built them by themselves.
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l know that l generalise a bit much but it is a shame to have an engine that has done less than a thousand hours and find that the cost of a unreconditioned gearbox, with no guarentees is nearly twice as much as another brand, brand new. The parts that l wanted to make sure that the engine was fully serviced before it went in scared the ......out of me. My solution is a very largely used industrial diesel, with cheap, well stocked parts (all over the world) with an equally common marine gearbox. l would rather not have to worry about counting the pennies before changing filters..and the other engine will go along way to helping pay for it.....l hear that there is a market for second hand parts..!
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What else are you going to spend your money on? So a filter costs a couple of bucks more. If you own a boat you get used to the rip off costs.
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"If you own a boat you get used to the rip off costs.".....Not me !! l grumpf, l swear, l yell, l find alternatives, l make my own... but l dont get used to it ! That money is precious. It is what allows me the TIME to do what l love doing best...so no rip off #@*^&%@!! is going to get me paying easily. And it usually works. If l had just gone into the nearest "how can l help you sir,,yes we do take credit" type of establishment "for all my boating needs" l would be many $K down. Make that many, many $K. The rip offs may be the way, but it dosent mean it should be the way. I shall now climb up onto my very large and brightly painted soap box....take my gold braided captains hat off...(you know the one with the anchor on the front) ....and hold it to my breast. Staring out with grim determination l shall cry out.. "it is a greater evil when good men do nothing".....and then colapse and sob because the emotion is just to much........
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Darryls just yanking ya chain mate.
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Thumbs up Good on yer

I find it easier to just make the Mrs earn some more money Don't let her hear that.......I'm not yanking her chain
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