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Discussion in 'Engines' started by R&R, Nov 18, 2022.

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  1. Tbill36

    Tbill36 New Member

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    My Tiara 36 has 375 3208s I've owned it for 20 years and have done all the service myself. 4000+ hrs and never had the heads off. They are not babied. I would guess 20 hrs per engine for completely removing and cleaning the raw water side. Pretty simple to work on and parts are not that heavy so you can do it yourself without lifts etc. At 40 hrs and $200/hr thats $8K. I'm no professional so it should go faster assuming you have good access.

    The Chesapeake fisherman love them and T&S is supposed to be the experts not only in your area, but at least the east coast and probably the world.
  2. R&R

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    Finally got to look at the boat...it's rough, as expected. Also contacted the locally recommended CAT shop, turns out, they were the ones that did the sea trial engine survey back in March. They have no interest in giving an estimate for service/repairs or in doing the work. That tells me all I need to know, taking a pass on this one.

    Thanks for all the advice and feedback from everyone...
  3. Capt Ralph

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    There is always another boat to look at.
    Can you say what you're looking for?
  4. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I've seen that boat online. I wondered what the back story was. Thanks for providing the details.
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  5. 993RSR

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    A Hatteras 40 DC for less than a used Toyota pick up? ****, buy it for 25, fluff it up with another 30 or so and go have $$$ worth of fun.
    375 cat is hard to kill. Fuel distribution pumps leak and it's 4K to pull them and reseal them.
    425 cat (same engine) was pumped up without increasing the cooling or lube and that motor did not hold up.
    Cat quickly upgraded the engines and went to 435 hp which did ok but nothing like the 375 models.
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  6. R&R

    R&R New Member

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    That was my thought initially! Lol
    But the local CAT shop that I talked to happened to be the same ones that did the aborted sea trial, and they have no interest touching this boat again.
  7. R&R

    R&R New Member

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    Well, that's the eternal question right?
    I'd like something in the 38-42 range that I can use as a full-time liveaboard.
  8. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Senior member

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    Well, there's boats, and then there's boats.

    Home in a little closer? Sportfish/convertible? Motor Yacht? Trawler? Express? Down East?

    Or does none of that matter much?

    What was that '89 boat with twin cats you posted about originally?

    -Chris
  9. R&R

    R&R New Member

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    The original boat that inspired this discussion was a Hatteras 40DC. The design would've fit me perfectly, but the condition was simply too rough. Especially given that the local CAT shop that did the engine survey told me they had no interest in working on it at all.

    That said, an MY or Convertible, on or near the Chesapeake Bay is mostly what I'm looking at, but I also have unlimited time to browse and decide. I'm a bit hamstrung until spring 2023. And I may change my mind as various life events play out.
  10. ranger58sb

    ranger58sb Senior member

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    OK.

    Quick glance, 211 40-45' boats listed on one site for the Mid-Atlantic region just now. Many of those are express boats, maybe not your solution, but still... several out there. Expanding that to the northeast and southeast ups the available numbers a lot.

    -Chris
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  11. R&R

    R&R New Member

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    Appreciate the heads up. I spend a fair amount of time on "boat porn." Mostly popyachts and yachttrader, even a Facebook forum "boats for sale over 33 feet." Anyplace you would suggest looking?

    Rob
  12. ranger58sb

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    Here, of course. (See Yachts For Sale.) But you could also try Yachtworld and BoatTrader. Related to each other somehow, latter has FSBO listings too, but dunno if BT has all the broker listings.

    -Chris
  13. Capt Ralph

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    You will probably end up dealing with a selling broker anyway, go ahead and find a broker to help you now. Let him/her do the searching for you, pending your specs and budget.
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    Is Yachts for Sale still active on YF? If so, where do you find current listings?
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