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Old 14-02-2013, 16:17   #31
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Re: 5900 Engine Hours on Ten Year-Old Boat

I'd rather have a 10 yr old motor with 5900 hours than a 30 year old motor with 5900 hours. I've just found with boat and car "mechanicals" that being used is the best thing for them rather than sitting.
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Re: 5900 Engine Hours on Ten Year-Old Boat

I'm in the school that thinks it is better to run a diesel than to let it sit. I'd be more worried about the older boat with the very low hour original engine than the same boat with 4000 hours on the engine.
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Re: 5900 Engine Hours on Ten Year-Old Boat

A final follow up, just sold the boat with 7750 hours on the engine, 6 years after buying her and a good 20,000NM in my ownership , other than routine maintenance, i had to buy one low pressure fuel pump, that was it!

The engine still burned the exact same 0.5L of oil between changes and took 2-3turns to start.
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Re: 5900 Engine Hours on Ten Year-Old Boat

how about a prepurchase check by an expert. compressiontest & oil-analyses should offer some insights.
@charter-use of engines: this would probably half the life of an engine: no warm up, flat-out motoring into headseas or charging at fast idle, rapid shifting from forward into reverse & back - if it's doable they do it! I've seen it!
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