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Old 07-12-2016, 17:11   #1
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How bad does this engine look?

I am looking at this 33' Cape Dory 1987 $29,000

As I looked through the pictures i came across the picture of the diesel. The description said that it was just refurbished, idk if this is the most recent picture since then. To me this looks horrible but what do i know? I contacted the seller for more information, so will update as i know more

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Yea, they refurbished it by taking a saltwater hose and hosing the thing down
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I am looking at this 33' Cape Dory 1987 $29,000

As I looked through the pictures i came across the picture of the diesel. The description said that it was just refurbished, idk if this is the most recent picture since then. To me this looks horrible but what do i know? I contacted the seller for more information, so will update as i know more
My first reaction when I saw the title was "it's what's inside an engine that's important, not how it looks." Then I saw the picture.

If that's not the "before" of the refurbishing, then I don't want to know what it used to look like.
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Yea, they refurbished it by taking a saltwater hose and hosing the thing down
You were faster and more concise than I was.
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Yea, they refurbished it by taking a saltwater hose and hosing the thing down
So pretty good indication of leakage?
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Re: How bad does this engine look?

Of course it's refurbished, the seawater hose is new!!
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How bad does this engine look?

I don't think it will even run, look at the pulleys, they are covered in rust, the look at the engine bed.
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So pretty good indication of leakage?
The rust on the crank pulley indicates that the engine has not run in a very long time.
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The rust on the crank pulley indicates that the engine has not run in a very long time.
Yeah the ad says it has been moored for the last 5 years, wife is selling because husband passed away.
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Re: How bad does this engine look?

I wonder if the whole boat sank or if only the engine was sprayed with salt water. I'd bet it sank and that's why it has a new raw water intake hose.
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Of course it's refurbished, the seawater hose is new!!
Single hose clamp though. They couldn't even get that right.
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... refurbished when Noah was a boy.

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Single hose clamp though. They couldn't even get that right.

Like our engine, the seawater pump is incapable of accepting two clamps......but when only one fits choose the best. AWAB!
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Re: How bad does this engine look?

Yea, those pulleys are a mess. And the exhaust appears to be galvainized pipe.

29,000 minus 15,000.
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Re: How bad does this engine look?

Ya know adeapt, I'd want to run the engine (or try) before counting it out depending on what shape the rest of the boat's in. Someone correctly pointed out that there was a water hose just replaced.. So what if the guy or whomever that replaced the hose didn't wash the engine down afterwards. You did say her husband had died. Also, how many boats moored out for five years without an owner have you seen that are ready to rock and roll?? I remember how my boat looked after my wife and I had to take a sabbatical from sailing, become dirt dwellers again and care for an aging parent. Took us two months to get things right, and I had a week and a half down in the engine room which included painting the entire engine. It was in a salt environment for a year with no love. I'm just saying..
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