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Old 23 January 2011, 17:02   #1
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Bought me a boat. Yesssssssss!

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing I managed to find a boat 20km away from me! She's a Valiant D750 year 2004 fully coded here in Spain for 12 divers. She's a beaut. Motor is kankered (someone ran the mariner 115EFI 2 stroke with a fractured oil feed line) but at 6000 euro she's a steal. Delighted!

Am planning on investigating the motor for a project rebuild trying to source 2nd hand parts over time but in the meantime managed to find a 98 Merc 150 in the UK and picked that up for 1800 quid. This is standard shaft and I'm really hoping this will do the job.

Now I can really get to grips with getting this company off the blocks I hope!
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Old 24 January 2011, 05:16   #2
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Cool.

Ref the knackered engine, If it's be run with no oil, I guess yor main problem will be b*ggered cylinders / pistons. Two things to remember - you can save about 60% on the price of new pistons etc by going with Mallory or Sierra (both aftermarket). Any decent machine shop can bore the block out, however check it's not been chromed or some other exotic cylinder lining first. other than that, whren I did mine I decided to preplace all "rubber" parts (seals etc) so you end up with an almost new engine.

You have the advantage of having another engine to keep you going while you rebuild it.... I can assure you running on the aux is not very exciting!
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Old 25 January 2011, 08:30   #3
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Thanx Nine Delta! Yep, a good coat of looking at is the order of the day! Thanx for the tips on suppliers too.

Cheers.
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