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Old 02 October 2015, 05:54   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
When I rebuilt the Clamshell I used a place called Blane Precision Engineering. They specialise in that sort of repair and blind bored my 3 trashed cyls.

56.03730, -4.397053 into your favourite mapping program to find them.

Other way of looking at "uneconomical" is I reckon I spent £1200 to get me an "as new" (ignoring the paint job!) Clamshell. I could have spent that on a "used" engine with a non guaranteed history. I went for "known" as the rebuild essentially gave me a new engine. Granted I didn't need to re -line mine so your numbers may work out differently.
Ill look them out, thanks also for the estimate - good to have a ballpark.

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Old 05 October 2015, 02:58   #12
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Try iBoats in their Mariner repairs section. It not already there, and you join, there are some brilliant mechanics that can either tell you or point you to the site that will. Good Luck

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Old 06 October 2015, 07:25   #13
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Originally Posted by steve-ribnet View Post
Ill look them out, thanks also for the estimate - good to have a ballpark.
They are local and did come reccomended to me.

It was also the best part of 5 years ago now, so expect a few % up!
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Old 20 October 2015, 13:27   #14
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Steve if you do a rebuild, you will need to replace all the big end bolts.otherwise all your hard work will/could be for nothing.

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