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Old 20-09-2016, 19:08   #16
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Re: 1276 engine hours on a two year old boat

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We are looking at a 2014 catamaran. Two Volvo DL 30 engines. One has 1276 hours and the other 1260 hours. And -no , it is not ex charter. One owner from new.

Should we be worried? Will it affect re-sale if we decide to go ahead with the purchase?
That's exactly the number of hours a live abord cruising boat will have if there's an alternator on each engine but no solar or wind generator, and he's done a fair 2 year cruise.
Remember, he can circumnavigate in 18 months.

But there is a story. So ask questions


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Old 25-09-2016, 00:16   #17
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Re: 1276 engine hours on a two year old boat

I put 1000 on an engine in a year crossing the indian ocean and cruising in SE asia where there is very little wind

Its all about maintainance. and 1200 hours is nothing

To be honest a 8K engine that has been maintained is nothing.......

Most of these marine engines are tractor or forklift engines. You do the math


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