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Old 12-08-2012, 17:38   #76
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The good one's yes

Shane, that was my suspicion. Lots of boats up here getting re-motored by those guys. The old faith BUKH's they are pulling out have to be somewhere....
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Old 13-08-2012, 00:40   #77
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The good one's yes

Shane, that was my suspicion. Lots of boats up here getting re-motored by those guys. The old faith BUKH's they are pulling out have to be somewhere....
Yep, I just have to keep exploring until I find the dinosaur graveyard!
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Old 13-08-2012, 00:52   #78
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Aren't all the "good" Aussie sailors in England collecting medals?

Despite the Aussie's "overall" showing in medal count the sailors are doing quite well...
Hopefully it will encourage more kids to get into dinghy sailing!

I should have also said a thanks to the Sydney MSB Officers who helped me after my misadventure. I saw they also got a letter of praise for their actions in the same storm in Afloat magazine. It is just a pity they are expected to enforce such draconian legislation.
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Good luck Shane. Went through a similar thing with my ten ton, full keel Molly B. Didn't have to find a new engine but was w/o power.
Out the other side of it 8 months later.
It was pretty frustrating and I often found myself wishing I could just do without, almost sold the boat.
Did once find someone to drag along with me on an enginless 2 week or so local trip and enjoyed every minute of it, though when it was over I wanted to re-christen the boat Patience. Learned a lot about the boat and just how much I liked being on the water. A lot of conservative sailing staying well off shore rounding leeward headlands and on my toes big time when comming in to anchor and plenty more time between points a and b at times.
I agree with others who think you can find a used engine for good money. I did my own installation as well once and w/o much mechanical aptitude though advice help from knowledgeable dockmates made a huge diffference.
You'll be up and running in no time and better for the experience for sure!
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Butler,

Thanks for the encouraging post!
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Shane Dv20 may go cheep and its close to you, and 2001 model its almost new Bukh DV 20 Diesel | eBay
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Thanks SCTPC
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Shane Dv20 may go cheep and its close to you, and 2001 model its almost new Bukh DV 20 Diesel | eBay
Top stuff, after a bit of l heated bidding I won the engine on EBay. The bloke I am buying it off is more than fair about the transaction. It seems like it is in that good a condition, instead of dismantling this and that, it would be easier to do a clean swap and keep mine for parts.

In the meantime, I finished the outboard mount and kicked her over first pull. I also have a little generator that happily runs power tools.

I reckon now if I aim at a serious haul out after Christmas, after that it will be time for some real cruising.

I hope everything is working out just as well for everyone else!
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Top stuff, after a bit of l heated bidding I won the engine on EBay. The bloke I am buying it off is more than fair about the transaction. It seems like it is in that good a condition, instead of dismantling this and that, it would be easier to do a clean swap and keep mine for parts.

In the meantime, I finished the outboard mount and kicked her over first pull. I also have a little generator that happily runs power tools.

I reckon now if I aim at a serious haul out after Christmas, after that it will be time for some real cruising.

I hope everything is working out just as well for everyone else!
80 Bids yep everyone wanted that one, Good price but, Im happy your luck has now changed
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