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Old 17-02-2014, 14:26   #46
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

I'm still waiting for the description of make and model as well length.

Did it have engine that you anticipated and were there compression release levers? Did you take pictures.

Just way too curious, huh?
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Old 17-02-2014, 14:46   #47
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I'm still waiting for the description of make and model as well length....
I'm sure Appick will share this but only after the deal is done.
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Old 17-02-2014, 14:56   #48
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One further comment: Spin the engine over with the fuel cutoff closed as the engine parts will be devoid of an oil film and turning it over with the fuel supply stopped will pump oil through the galleries and bearings prior to starting.
I know of a few tug boat captains that do this as standard practice so that if any water has made it's way back into the cylinders, the hydraulic lock in that cylinder will simply stop the motor from spinning under the force of the starter, rather than bend a rod from hydraulic lock stopping the motor under the force of combustion in other cylinder(s).
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Old 18-02-2014, 23:30   #49
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

I have learned a lot in this thread, but if it were me, I would postpone starting it until after an overhaul...I'd crank it, yes, to be sure it's not frozen and give it a close visual inspection. At this (and my) end of the price spectrum, I'd follow earlier advice to

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just bargain for bottom dollar if the boat is reasonable and accept what you get.
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Old 19-02-2014, 19:53   #50
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I'm sure Appick will share this but only after the deal is done.
Aahhhh, I see. He doesn't want one of us ne'er do wells horning in the deal.

Well, I just want a chance to say, oh yeah, that boat has a great reputation or not.
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

71 hours on the engine? Or 71 hours on the hour meter? or 71 hours was when the hour meter quit working?
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71 hours on the engine? Or 71 hours on the hour meter? or 71 hours was when the hour meter quit working?
Probably wired into the cranking circuit, making it a .... "Starter-Meter"
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Aahhhh, I see. He doesn't want one of us ne'er do wells horning in the deal.

Well, I just want a chance to say, oh yeah, that boat has a great reputation or not.
You got it Skip. But I am just guessing...

Not kidding but sometime ago I was following a similar post and after everything was said and done the OP, who had released all the information, decided to go for the boat and make an offer.
Guess what? Too much of a coincidence, but when he did, a boat that was sitting for years had just been sold.
Sometimes we forget that this is the WWW....
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Well more of a concern of said current yard seeing info ect so I'd rather not post info make model ect ect. Also could t blame anyone for making an offer on a boat possible cheap boat that I posted on. After all I know how it goes with all you ner do wells and do t trust you farther than I can throw me anchors ! I'll keep you updated. Currently in negotiations with said yard owner whom has known the boat for over 40 years. I'll keep ya posted as things draw to a close.
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

Appick,

You've received some excellent advice already, so I will not add any. However, I would love to see any photos that you might have taken to keep the dream alive .

I wish you best of luck in this transaction, but please post a teaser pic or two.

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It all looks pretty newish/ low use age to me!
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Well more of a concern of said current yard seeing info ect so I'd rather not post info make model ect ect. Also could t blame anyone for making an offer on a boat possible cheap boat that I posted on. After all I know how it goes with all you ner do wells and do t trust you farther than I can throw me anchors ! I'll keep you updated. Currently in negotiations with said yard owner whom has known the boat for over 40 years. I'll keep ya posted as things draw to a close.
Well played! I had in mind to fly right over there and snap it up. Darn!
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It all looks pretty newish/ low use age to me!
Looks really clean and new.
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

ha never trust an hour metre
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ha never trust an hour metre
I wouldn't trust the meter either, but she sure looks clean. And if the boat has been in storage for 10 years it was obviously put up proper, at least from a moisture prevention standpoint.
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