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Old 06-03-2013, 21:32   #16
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We have been fortunate to become friends with two of Gray Hawk's previous owners. Both were maintenance fanatics. I haven't found anything lately but for the first year I was constantly finding new hiding places with buried treasures in them. Water pumps (raw and coolant), alternators, starters, heat exchangers, hoses to no end, engine rebuild parts (injection pumps, lift pumps, injector sets) ..... I could go on. My biggest problem has been cataloging what I have because more than once I have bought some part and then discovered I already had one or more of that part in my inventory.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:40   #17
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Re: I ***love*** my PO

This thread seems to be the opposite of this one:
Worst Thing a Previous Owner Did to Your Boat ?
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Old 06-03-2013, 23:31   #18
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Re: I ***love*** my PO

I do love my PO when I see the quality improvements and rebuilds he did to the boat. Basically everything was replaced or rebuilt shortly before I purchased it from his ex wife. It took me a few years and a lot of reading through footnotes in manuals, to realize that the PO worked on the boat during the last eight years he had it, without ever taking it out.He had manuals for everything including those of the replaced equipment. I don't think his ex was as big a fan however.
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Old 06-03-2013, 23:59   #19
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I do love my PO when I see the quality improvements and rebuilds he did to the boat. Basically everything was replaced or rebuilt shortly before I purchased it from his ex wife. It took me a few years and a lot of reading through footnotes in manuals, to realize that the PO worked on the boat during the last eight years he had it, without ever taking it out.He had manuals for everything including those of the replaced equipment. I don't think his ex was as big a fan however.
i bought a boat from an estate. in the v berth in a backpack there was a library of videos
me and the broker just looked at each other for a second, not a word was spoken as i tossed them in the dumpster
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Old 07-03-2013, 00:06   #20
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Re: I ***love*** my PO

We got so much stuff with our new to us boat,that theres just not enough time for me to write it all down(and we are still finding things lol) The PO was wealthy,had the boat bilt to his interior wants! and we must have been related cus he made it perfect for us !!He did not use the boat for the last 12 yrs, but had it pulled and the bottom done along with any maintaince needed, so the boat was even clean cus he had that done every other week !Finaly his altzhimers got him all the way down and he sold us his baby ! No kidding seems like theres spares for the spares! and all ya would need to leave the dock and cruise, but its all older, but so far it all works ! I guess we musta helped somebody sometime for us to get a boat like this !!
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:10   #21
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We got so much stuff with our new to us boat,that theres just not enough time for me to write it all down(and we are still finding things lol) The PO was wealthy,had the boat bilt to his interior wants! and we must have been related cus he made it perfect for us !!He did not use the boat for the last 12 (At All) yrs, but had it pulled and the bottom done along with any maintaince needed, so the boat was even clean cus he had that done every other week !Finaly his altzhimers (The economy) got him all the way down and he sold us his baby ! No kidding seems like theres spares for the spares! and all ya would need to leave the dock and cruise, but its all older, but so far it all works ! I guess we musta helped somebody sometime for us to get a boat like this !!
Wow, my story is almost exactly the same. It's funny how that can happen. It only took one hour on my initial inspection to make a full price offer.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:27   #22
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Among other things, I've got all boat manuals, and 4 remotes for 3 devices ... and non of the remotes operates one of them.

Also, found the spare boat keys inside the helm seat pedestal when feeling for the wires thru the access hatch ... saved me a lot of headache as the keys are special order.
Ha! Four remotes on ours too, batteries dead in all four. Three flashlights, all dead. Giant amplifier in the aft cabin, still lights up like a Christmas tree but puts out no audio. We filled a whole dumpster with junk, including some socks and underwear. On the other hand, there was a big box of brand new jabsco head parts and two rebuild kits - even though the carver came with and still has two raritans. Oh, and a big ring of keys, none of which work in the lower helm ignition switches or the salon doors.
But, the owner before that was a documentation nut and I can tell you every time she bought a bottle of windex for the windows. She kept receipts for replacement light bulbs. Fantastic documentation, at least until the day she sold it to the next owner.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:30   #23
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Re: I ***love*** my PO

Being that our POs were lifetime achievement SSCA members and Commodores and that they went around the marble 3 times... I think they're pretty cool.

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Old 08-03-2013, 18:22   #24
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I think I just winner this thread hands down. Whilst tearing this thug apart looking for the spare heat exchanger (it has to be here somewhere, I found the spare oil cooler) I found this gem.

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That's right folks... A spare V-Drive. WINNER!!!!!

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- of course, what I really need right now is a heat exchanger, but that's for another thread...
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:27   #25
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Heh. DYAC!

winner = winned (even trying to blow it I blew it)

thug = thing

That's what I get for posting from the boat with my phone...

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Old 08-03-2013, 19:05   #26
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You are still the winner ... and your prize is ... an almost new v-drive ...
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Old 08-03-2013, 19:13   #27
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vrm -

i've got a walther v-drive for my perky 4-108. don't recognize your v-drive. what kind and what engine is it connected to?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:40   #28
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You are still the winner ... and your prize is ... an almost new v-drive ...
Actually, my prize was this:

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Which is why I was searching for the heat exchanger in the first place.



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This is what I was able to dig out of the heat exchanger with my finger. There's lots more...

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-- too bad the guy who bought the boat from the guy who did the refitting wasn't as meticulous... But at least he left all the spares aboard, which makes my life easier...
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