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Old 08-08-2010, 05:08   #1
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based on the Colin Archer Redningskoite or rescue boat designs. The result was described by Scot Skirving in his memoirs as a 'splendid little 10-ton craft....a great sea boat'. Vessel Dimensions LOA: 9.75 m (32 ft) Breadth overall: 3.2 m (10.5 ft) Draft of Hull: 1.71 m (5.6 ft) Vessel Details Hull material and construction: timber; carvel Deck material and construction: timber planked Cabin or superstructure material and construction: timber planked Hull shape: monohull; canoe stern/double ended; round bottom full keel; keel hung rudder Ballast: external; lead Deck layout: decked with cockpit; cabin Sail cloth: synthetic Spar material: timber Motor propulsion: auxiliary motor; diesel; Kubota; D950; three cylinders; 20 kw (25 hp) has 500 hrs showing

current owner states "engine does not start" .
but is unable to offer any suggestion as to "why not".

Marine diesels are FAR from my area of expertise (tho I get some sense my comfort zone is about to stretched here)
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:42   #2
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Wooden boats require considerable maintance.If the motor turns over it will most likely run.Good luck.marc
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:47   #3
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The Kubota is used widely as a basis for transfer to a little marine diesel.
Many brands like Beta and Nanni are using the Kubota as a basis on which they work on their own ways of marinization.
Basically there is nothing wrong with the engine itself.

A diesel does not start for a wide variety of reasons.It can be the fuel line that is blocked, it can be the fuelpump, a blocked filter, etc. An engine of only 500 hrs might suffer from one of the forementioned problems.
Wear will not be the case I presume.
There can be a vapour lock in the fuelline, so check the fuellines and filters and make sure they are vented. Make sure that the jets are clean and working.
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I like Colin Archer designs. In your climate, wood boats might be ok. I don't want one here in the tropics. I've owned them and they are constant maintenance.

If the price is right it might be worth it for the learning experience with wooden boats.

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It depends entirely how the wooden boat is build.
I prefer a good cold moulded hull above any other building material. Again, it is up to the construction and not so much wether it is wood or not.
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We bought it _ Yay

No "Buyers' remorse" as yet...
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Congrats,

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