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Old 06 July 2010, 04:26   #11
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Are you sitting down fella.

RRP: 943.35 + VAT.
hmmm thought so....

found it for $766 (~500) although that may be a kit...
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Old 06 July 2010, 05:44   #12
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Not sure, its worth asking the question.

The price I quoted is for a complete unit, bolt on and go !
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Old 06 July 2010, 09:21   #13
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Not sure, its worth asking the question.

The price I quoted is for a complete unit, bolt on and go !
Thanks for that Damien. what are the symptoms of a faulty compressor unit?
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Complete unit available in USA for around $650-700.
Symptoms include loud rattle or if not running you may find the pulley wobbles around if you take the belt off

It's basically just a little single cylinder engine with crank, rod, piston etc. It's usually the main or big end bearings that fall apart. The frag then finishes off the job!
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As Martini said regarding symptoms. Also the engine wouldn't reach max rpm, it'd fall short at about 4500.

After some phoning about the absolute cheapest I can find in the UK is 770.

Good luck fella.
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cheers chaps, if I get the boat I'll post the results...
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cheers chaps, if I get the boat I'll post the results...
Best of luck fella.

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Optimax compressor

Hi, I had one fitted last year it was a complete bummer but luckily the insurance paid up (only after a very worrying time).

Check out this thread

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...max+compressor

There are some really cool people on here who are keen to help and some who are a complete waste of a good pair of underpants- check out thread #15.

In the end I used a local workshop (to me), CTC Marine and Leisure
01642372600 and ask for Lyndsey he is really good, he may be able to source one and send it down to you?

I was up and running within a couple of weeks.
From memory the price was about what you have been quoted.

Good luck

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Old 10 July 2010, 16:55   #19
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There are some really cool people on here who are keen to help and some who are a complete waste of a good pair of underpants- check out thread #15.
If you cant take things the way they are meant its not my problem. I felt for you trying to get an engine fixed, but sometimes you have to just take astep back and relax ...........especially if the parts are scarce.

I expect my engine to break at some point & when it does I'll go through the same as you - feel free to post anything you want when this happens.
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Hi, I had one fitted last year it was a complete bummer but luckily the insurance paid up (only after a very worrying time).

Check out this thread

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...max+compressor

There are some really cool people on here who are keen to help and some who are a complete waste of a good pair of underpants- check out thread #15.

In the end I used a local workshop (to me), CTC Marine and Leisure
01642372600 and ask for Lyndsey he is really good, he may be able to source one and send it down to you?



I was up and running within a couple of weeks.
From memory the price was about what you have been quoted.

Good luck

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cheers, read that. Darlington a bit too far from me though as I'm not convinced that's the problem yet and until the engine is in fromt of me I won't know...
Will bear it in mind when the time comes...
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