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havasudre

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IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« on: May 26, 2009, 11:52:32 AM »
After rebuilding the  engine last   year and  replacing the annotator   fuel  pump  starter  carb the steering line  for the  pump   new  msd ignition  system .I still cant  get this dam thing to run  right .
I took the  boat  out to havasu this weekend  and   i can  honestly say i had the time of  my life. Ill  post pictures  later.The boat  ran   good  for three days and  as soon as  i  about   to   line the boat up and put it on the  trailer   the   i  hear a knock  then a  bam  . and it cuts off and dies  im pretty  sure  a rod  broke.

The  engine maybe has  20 hours  on  it i spent  3 grand   to have them rebuild  the motor and  about 1500 on  all the the other parts .

i usually take the  boat  to a place right out side of parker .They are the ones that built  the motor and  installed every thing   but im so  tired of    breaking down  every time  i   take it out. I am not  taking  it back to them I honestly  dont think they  know what there doing at this point. i have only  been able to take  the boat out  twice with out  being towed back .

 im looking for a boat with an  outboard on it  lol

so at this point it looks like  i rebuild the motor( i saw a few on craigslist  allready built) or i get rid of the boat  and  give  up
some one  help  me  out  here :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
« Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 11:55:23 AM by havasudre »
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78centurian

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »
pics??? price?
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alamojimmy

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 12:47:51 PM »
I know you are frustrated right now but, hang in there. There are two schools of thought on this deal. One (where you seem to be right now) dump it at whatever you can get for it and cut your losses. Two (where I hope you get to) keep it, keep putting it back together better than it was when it broke and you will love your boat when it is finally done and you went through everything you did to get it there. There will be some controversy with this option. One of my good friends has been where you are and he went with the second option. He could not be happier about his boat and the way it performs now. His has been sunk, two blown engines, new interior, hull repair, complete rebuild of the deck and transem, just to mention SOME of the issues he had.

Keep in mind that as far as I know, noone ever gets what they think their boat is worth when they sell it and almost everyone at some point regrets getting rid of it even if they are getting a new one.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it all works out.

Jimmy
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havasudre

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 02:18:36 PM »
IM  PRETTY  MUCH STUCK WITH IT FOR   NOW  CAN SOMEONE  RECOMEND A  GOOD  ENGINE  BUILDER  ?>
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MORBEER

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 04:37:49 PM »
Jim Guthrie out of La Mirada, he is the best!
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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 04:44:07 PM »
a&d engines in la habra  his name is enginedoctor on the boards...tell him youre from scjb
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82daytona

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 05:19:10 PM »
so you want a sail boat or your boat is for sale  ::)

trmn8ter

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 05:46:12 PM »
Im with morbeer, Jim Guthrie is dam good at what he does. He did the pump in my Southwind last year and did a great job. He also did the race motor in my friends Cp and its flawless. I would be happy to send you his number if you need it...
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MORBEER

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 05:56:12 PM »
in my opinion he is the best there is, he built my motor, he is honest and stands behind his work!
just my.02!
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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009, 06:26:13 PM »
I've got my parts over at Johnson Automotive Machine in Yucaipa right now.  He has a clean well equipped shop and seemed to know his stuff.  I was referred to him by my Matco Tool dealer (means something to me), and I prefer to use recommendations from somebody that has experience with a shop.

Good luck
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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 07:03:06 PM »
Meanwhile, back at the ranch  :D. I think you have a water ingestion issue, hydraulic locked either of the two rear cylinders...  I would pull it apart mui pronto before the water does even more damage....


Sorry for the troubles... :-\

GT
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 07:14:50 PM »
a&d engines in la habra  his name is enginedoctor on the boards...tell him youre from scjb
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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009, 10:55:16 AM »
I use Ronnie Beck in Welton AZ because he is only 20miles away and he has two record setting motors I know of (probably more than that). His shop is a hole in the wall but his machine work is pretty dang good and his prices are pretty reasonable. I'm building my next engine myself, but will have Ron do all the machine work. I've nothing but great things about A&D!!! I'm spoiled, I have a great builder close by, but if I didn't I'd be on the phone to A&D.
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havasudre

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 01:07:11 PM »
IM PULLING  THE MOTOR  OUT  TODAY

ILL UPDATE  TONIGHT   TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND

ALSO  I FOUND AN  ENGINE ON CRAIGS LIST  SOMEONE TOOK OUT OF THERE  JET BOAT   FOR A1000


http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/1189738986.html

ANY ONE WITH WILLING   TO COME LOOK AT THIS THING WITH ME AND SEE IFITS WORTH IT ?

IT WOULD BE  WORTH SOME BEER
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enginedoctor

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Re: IM THINKING ABOUT SALEING MY BOAT
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 05:42:12 PM »
Sorry about your engine failure :(

Do you know if your rods were stress  relieved etc./ and new bolts installed   ???
 Rods don't typically just go away if proper work is performed.

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