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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby Viper » March 3rd, 2016, 9:05 pm

SWEET :down:

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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby autopro » March 4th, 2016, 10:24 am

Wow, that engine looks so good in there! Congrats :down:
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby anothernewb » March 4th, 2016, 11:46 am

Thanks guys! This was only 7/16 the battle. Plenty more work to do but she's coming together really nicely.
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby RGrew176 » March 4th, 2016, 11:17 pm

The advantage of purchasing new motors is you know what you have from day 1. Hope all continues to go well and you will get to have a great season this year.
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby RGrew176 » March 4th, 2016, 11:21 pm

I don't even want to know what new engines cost. That said, this is probably the best way to go. Buying new you know exactly what you have from day 1 of usage. Good luck as your refitting process continues. Hope you have a great season.
Rick Grew

1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

2004 Past Commodore
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby anothernewb » March 5th, 2016, 9:26 am

The motors weren't too bad price wise, their pricing sheet for 2016 lists them for $2,885. I called in and got them for a couple hundred dollars cheaper a piece since I was buying a pair. In the end, new motors was the best route. After dumbing around trying to get the best deal on rebuilding them, it made more sense to replace them since the prices were so close and my old motors needed the heads replaced.

Motor number two is well on its way to going back in. It's pretty much dressed minus mounts and some little things. It'll still be a while before I can fire them up as I need to source some new injectors and other little odds and ends. I swear if I didn't have a full time job, I would be in the water by now but me and Dad are making great progress as it is. Any day now.

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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby SanJuanDreamer » April 14th, 2016, 12:59 pm

This is really good information, thank you for taking the time to post.
I've had my 98 Mariner 350 with 454's for 7 years.
I'm hands on doing about 80% maintenance, so following your journey is great learning experience.
I think the previous owner and the boat would be grateful to see the time, work and care you're putting forward.
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby Lyndon670 » April 14th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Couldn't agree more with Rick regarding new motors. If my family did not grow out of my 42 Silverton Convertible, I would have replaced the 1000hr engines with 2 new fresh ones. Not that I needed to, as there is still a lot of hours left beyond 1k hours but if the boat is a keeper, might as well write the cheque!
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby anothernewb » August 11th, 2016, 10:35 am

:-O Holy Hiatus Batman!!!

Sorry for keeping you guys in the dark for a few months, this has been a crazy journey. The great news is the boat is getting a bottom job in preparation for going into the water the beginning of next week, Tuesday I start my journey up to Port Canaveral to her new home. I'll update you guys with some more pictures and details when I have the chance.

Cheers.
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Re: I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby waybomb » August 11th, 2016, 12:29 pm

Good news!
Thanks
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