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The dreaded boat with low hours.........Please help
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The dreaded boat with low hours.........Please help
December 11, 2017 12:10 am EST
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The dreaded boat with low hours.........Please help
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SecondMouse
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: The dreaded boat with low hours.........Please help Reply with quote

I'm trying to upsize and I'm in foreign territory. Looking for any help I can get from you guys who are more experienced. I understand what sitting does to a boat generally, my latest question is...would a survey of the engines not tell you if the engines were carrying damage to valves, cylinders, injectors, etc...?
I'm looking at a boat with Man R-6 engines that are 10 years old with less than 500 hours. I'd really appreciate any advice you guys have based on your experience.
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glacierbaze
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boat diesel dot com has a separate forum for just about any brand of marine diesel  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We once bought a boat with18 year old DD8V71TI's with 450 hours. Same concerns. A thorough engine survey is pricey, but we did it and bought the boat. Sold it 10 years later, without heartache, still strong. No way too guess without the survey.  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Survey can be expensive! But on the bright side will be cheap if there is a problem. Can be best money spent.
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