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Old 13 October 2004, 12:42   #1
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Jet RIB on ebay

I've just seen this on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MEBI:IT

I was wondering how easy/diffecult it would be to repair the engine; the seller suspects the "shells have gone". He goes on to say that the engine would need to be taken out to be repaired. Is this an easy job to do? Also, how likey is he to be right about the nessessery repair work; are the "shells" expensive?

If the engine isn't a huge problem then it looks like a bargin!

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Old 13 October 2004, 13:23   #2
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You seem to have enough on your plate fixing a Mariner 15hp - I'd be tempted to give the bottom end rebuild of a 5.0 litre V8 Volvo Penta a miss on this occasion Admire your spirit, though!
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Old 13 October 2004, 13:45   #3
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If the shells have gone chances are so has the crank - if the the crank has gone it means either a very hard life or oil starvation which could cause top end damage as well.

Having said all that the parts are pretty cheap but bidding over 3k now - for a grand or 2 would be tempted.
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In that case.......

How easy would it be to remove the engine and get someone who knows about these things repair it?
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Old 13 October 2004, 13:53   #5
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I may be wrong but I am sure this is a christchurch boat. Earlier this year(January I think) when the storms came in it broke off its mooring and got washed up - I think it took quite a beating. I have looked at it a number of times when passing and it has never seemed particularly loved. I ve never ever seen it running though.
However, it could make a brilliant project if cheap enough. Probably easier to put another engine in that repaire the existing one. There is nothing like the sound of a V8
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Old 17 October 2004, 05:54   #6
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So how much am I looking at to get the engine sorted by a profestional?

Is the boat worth 3k?
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Old 17 October 2004, 07:08   #7
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A new (remanufactured) 7.4 V8 long block from keypart is 2100+vat.
A 5.0 is a 'small' small block, so I can't believe it'd be more than the above price. Or if the engine is repairable and you fancy having a go at rebuilding it yerself you might be ablt to do it for 500 quid or so, depending on how fecked it is. Or used automotive small blocks come up for sale quite regularly. Obviously depending on spec, but a grand is probably achievable for something quite respectable, or 500 quid for something that's pretty fecked. There was a goodwrench crate engine on ebay a couple of weeks ago with an alleged 20K miles on it, it would have been just the job.
Or go diesel!
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I'm asuming 1000 is if I did it my self. I don't really think this is an option and I'm no expert when it comes to engine!

I assume labour is going to double that price......
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Old 17 October 2004, 08:02   #9
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If the boat was working, it would be worth a great deal more right?

So, if its only a simple and relatively cheap job, why hasnt the advertiser had it done himself so that he can ask a higher price?

After all, he says his brother a marine engineer type person who would surely be able to do it for him cheaply and easily?!

Maybe theres more to it than hes letting on?

But then again i guess theres no harm in looking, may be a genuine bargain....
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