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Old 26-02-2014, 13:55   #76
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

No nothing yet but I have been checking my review mirror more often, and the dogs been barking a lot late at night... As far as the masked men with the temps around here masks are normal! I'm taking the hour meter with a BIG grain of salt but it sure looks clean. Will tell more I'd never blue ball you guys and leave ya hanging.
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No nothing yet but I have been checking my review mirror more often, and the dogs been barking a lot late at night... As far as the masked men with the temps around here masks are normal! I'm taking the hour meter with a BIG grain of salt but it sure looks clean. Will tell more I'd never blue ball you guys and leave ya hanging.
Dammit Skip... I said to leave the dog at home... And why is this damn boat in Grand Rapids instead of FL??? Eff it's cold!

OK... maybe not the powerplant hourmeter... or the "starting circuit" meter as I previously proposed.... This thing gotta windlass appy???

This must be what it feels like when everybody goes to prom except for you... I can see a color change already.... MI??? Holy crap... Skip... Lets get outta here....
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Haha no windlass either. I think you guys have built it up more than it is. Besides that once you see what they are dreaming...err wanting for it and the actual shape you'll probably think I'm nuts.
No worries on the dog giving you away. I'm only loaded with salt!
Wait what's that noise ahhhhhh.....
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Old 26-02-2014, 15:37   #79
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I'm Sayin!

Sounds like we need to go into the boat turning business.... NO WAY we can't make serious $$$$
Hey Happy,

There is some really serious money out there. I always said that if I won the lottery I'd fix my boat until the money was all gone.

I think the hour meter is correct.
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Old 27-02-2014, 10:15   #80
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Haha no windlass either. I think you guys have built it up more than it is. Besides that once you see what they are dreaming...err wanting for it and the actual shape you'll probably think I'm nuts.
No worries on the dog giving you away. I'm only loaded with salt!
Wait what's that noise ahhhhhh.....
What we're gunna think... is that you got a pretty awesome ride... No matter what you think we'd think.... A new to a friend boat is more cause to pass out cigars than other occasions!

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Hey Happy,

There is some really serious money out there. I always said that if I won the lottery I'd fix my boat until the money was all gone.

I think the hour meter is correct.
Skip... I thin we need to win 3 lotteries in order to refit 2 boats.... You and me first bud.... Appy showed up late to the prom... besides... he's still giddy from getting his first handy...

I think you may have something with the "hour ticker"
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Haha no windlass either.
Wanna buy one?
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Wanna buy one?
Please tell me your offering him a manual..... Up the literal Hawsepipe is my recommendation here... You're going to turn our friend into a nancy if it's got cables and a breaker...
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

Just kiddin'. Sold my manual and got a Nancy Electric Turbo 4600. It takes up 1/2" chain 100 fathoms a minute. 12 volt of course.
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Just kiddin'. Sold my manual and got a Nancy Electric Turbo 4600. It takes up 1/2" chain 100 fathoms a minute. 12 volt of course.
shish.... I threw my manual handle over too.... Our secret.....
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Well we finally agreed on a price! Phew! That was a heck of a lot of negotiations. I guess I can let you know because it's pretty easy to figure out from the threads I've posted. The boat is a Pearson Vanguard, we ended up getting the price to just shy of $9500. There are a few other Vanguards around for less but most still have the Atomic 4 and would end up costing more to get shipped to where we are. This boat is a freshwater boat so that's a plus too. Now I just have to sell my boat first fingers crossed! That and all the work to get it running to bring it home. I just thought I'd throw up an update. Thanks for keeping the conversation going... even if it was somewhat irrelevant it was fun .
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Oh also I have to say I'd love to buy a manual windlass!... Hey a manual windlass is better than no windlass which is where we currently are!
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

Congratulations! When you get a chance some photos would be great.

Every now and then I see windlasses on craigslist and of course here on the forum too.

Good luck in the sale of your Columbia 29 They're great boats too.

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Well we finally agreed on a price! Phew! That was a heck of a lot of negotiations...
Congratulations and best of luck on your new mission.
But let us in the details - did you turn the engine? Did it work? Do you have pics? Are you sailing/motoring home? What will be the most challenged job, etc.
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Thanks no we haven't closed on the boat yet... Just agreed to price. The lakes up here are still pretty well frozen up so I won't be motoring anywhere any time soon. I'll keep this updated when/ if the lakes thaw and we get the boat.

Another question for you guys is diesel fuel from say 1995 that's been well below freezing for 4-5 months a year and probably rarely above 80f in the summer any good? I know the smart thing to do would be have the tank pumped and cleaned. But I've been reading up on PRI-D and it sounds promising... Assist snake oils do I suppose!
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Re: Starting a diesel that's been idle 10yr on prospective boat?

Why take a chance, drain it. Start out clean.....if you don't you'll always be nervous about if you'll have a problem or not.
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