Ladies and Gents, Bit of a long thread - but here goes.....
Will be pushing the button on one of 2 Cruisers 3375 (have been looking for 3-4 months, and in one day see 2 beauties - typical..), need a bit of help deciding:
Both are in excellent condition, inside/outside, similar electonics , newer enclosures etc and roughly the same price
(albeit the 1999 is $2k less. Both V-Drives. Here is the main difference.....
The 1999: has the edge on overall condition (cockpit vinyl etc) Spare Props,and other 'bits' but NO Generator
. The biggie....it was re powered in Dec 2009 with New Mercruiser 8.2 Horizons, now has approx 10 hours. They are new complete crate engines (pumps, manifolds etc), but left over stock i assume from circa 1998 (from what i can gather from a serial
number look up) Total cost $30,000 installed -
the 2000, 550 hours on 7.4 MPI, recent engine work
(appears to be head work
amongst other things - low compression
on Cyl#6)) around $6k and other work including new shafts, seals
etc total $17k (April of this year) HAS Generator
Now -- Genny is relatively important, but can wait. I can install/wire a Kohler, used or rebuilt and figure I'll be in around $4k the panel is already set-up, and maybe even pre-wired - and will be looking out for one over winter
(live in Florida)
Couple of questions:
The new engines are a huge draw to me, and plenty more than adequate power
...does anyone have opinions on why an older (untouched) engine
was installed? and where on earth do they get them! Common practice?
I'll throw this one out there.....If you had the choice???
Thanks all - I look forward to many more posts on this forum as one of these will be in my local marina shortly
Many thanks all,