Originally Posted by AG_ONE_Bert54
Thanks for the advise! I sent you the pictures of the boat by email. Im in the process of doing a couple of quotations with different contractors here in PR. It's scary!!! I did one restoration before to a smaller boat and I was screwed by a couple of contractors before.
How much did you paid for the new Galley Maid macerator? And how much is to rebuild the old ones?
BTW It has 12v92 engines they were refreshed in 2005 and have about 5 hrs. I have not done a see trial because the shaft seals are in really bad condition but they start in a heart beat and sound great. Apparently they began painting them but they never finish. One of them shows sings of superficial rust which tells me that at some point there was a hose or something pouring salt water on it.
I would run them easy the first ten hours and run them now.......run them around 1000 hours......then after 4 hours slowly bring them up to around 1400 for 10 minutes......then up to cruise speed......then back down......It's not good to let them sit.......
The best thing when doing a refit is to get prices for each and every step of the way and do 1-3 projects at a time start to finish and see how the contracters work is and where the prices come in at........get a quote ahead of time.....and also do everything in the proper order......
There is another guy on here, forgot his screen name who had a 54' Bertram and did an interior refit on, and is located in San Juan, PR. He could probably point you in the direction of the best people to use based upon his experiences..........DOES anyone remember his screen name?