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Old 20 September 2004, 10:05   #1
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I'm looking for a new engine

After a day out diving the engine started making funny destructive noises, but being quit far from land and the wind moving in the wrong directing. We kept the engine running and got back to land without anything but nasty sounds from the engine.

After getting the boat back on shore I borrowed a compression tester and went true all the cylinders, 6-7 bar on all but one 0 bar

Off with the top

No more piston rings on one off the cylinders, but even worse, they had come off in small pieces and completely ruined the cylinder the top, and everything else on there way true the system.

So repair prices are a little more than half off what I can get the new 250 Hp Suzuki for.

I think I'm going to go for a newer 4 stroke engine, and trade in the old Vmax, But it do have a nice sound when you open it up.

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Old 20 September 2004, 10:25   #2
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Hi was the V max new then you got the Cape?
How is the old Viper going?
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Old 20 September 2004, 11:12   #3
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Rene do you consider to sell the pistons and the piston rods of the VMax?
If you are how much? We want as many spares as we can get for our 150VMax as we will be racing it this year on a hull that it will be a supprise to you all (not from SA but something that we found liying under the sun in Greece)
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Old 21 September 2004, 05:51   #4
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Hi Nick

No the engine was not new when I bought the Cape I bought it used.

The Viper is still under construction , We are fixing it up, with a new under deck fuel tank, and a lot of other work. So I guess it will be back on the water next year. When I have some pictures I will put them up here.

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If I decide not to fix up the engine we might be able to figure something out. I will let you all know next week what I'm going to do.

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Old 21 September 2004, 06:03   #5
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Hi Rene
I would like to see some photos of the front hatch you have in the deck if you have some?
I would think there is a lot of storage to be gained from here!
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Old 22 September 2004, 09:34   #6
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Hi Nick

I don't have any pictures, but I will take some for you.

There isn't very much room down there, but you would be able to keep an anchor, chain, and about 30 meters of rope, without any problems. But you would need an anchor which will fold into not wery much, since the hatch is not very big.

But I will make som pictures this weekend

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I don't have any pictures, but I will take some for you.

There isn't very much room down there, but you would be able to keep an anchor, chain, and about 30 meters of rope, without any problems. But you would need an anchor which will fold into not wery much, since the hatch is not very big.

But I will make som pictures this weekend

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Thank you look forward to seeing them!
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Old 23 September 2004, 08:39   #8
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Cheers Rene. Please do let me know
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Well I found it

Manos I will get back to you regarding the rest of the Vmax, once I get a better look at what i still usable

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