Hi All, New to this forum and appreciate any info that I can learn from. I am looking at a 1989 Tempest 60 sport sitting near Montauk, NY with I believe 3412E Caterpillar 1050 HP motors. Per the selling broker boat is unable to be sea trialed as engine loads up quickly and produces black smoke consistently. The broker thinks it needs Air Filters replaced and Turbos cleaned as well as maintenance brought current. The boat has been sitting for 2-3 years and the engines are run once a month or so at the dock from the little information I got so far. Not sure if they have been bottom cleaning the boat regularly or not. I am waiting on several documents and other info from the selling broker so I can get more insight on this boat. I am pretty confident in doing the basic maintenance like changing the engine oil , filters , fuel filters , zincs etc but have not worked with Turbos or any other major engine issues on a diesel. If I can get to a deal on this I will be driving "captain" the boat back to Florida so I will need to get this running in NY or CT. The owner of this boat is an older gentlemen so he has either lost interest in the boat or he has other reasons for selling. Questions: 1. Does anyone know an independent Caterpillar diesel mechanic in the Freeport / Montauk , NY area. I called the Caterpillar dealer HO Penn and they want $280 an hour from the time they leave their office and $3.25 a mile for travel expenses. Not sure but I thought diesel mechanic labor is in the $125-150 range not double that? When I spoke to the service manager and asked about cleaning the Turbos his response was we don't clean turbos. 2. When a sea trial is not possible and the seller is not able to or willing to get the boat into a condition for a sea trail how would you approach the offer. I have not seen the boat in person yet. The listing price of the boat is $79,500 - I asked the broker what the sellers bottom line was and he said $60K. But based on everything I am seeing I don't see this worth more than $45K as I see probably 20-30K to get everything current. Engine hours state 450 hours so I am not sure if these are rebuilt engines since they are 32 years old. 3. Is there a way to check the Turbos turbine intake and exhaust side without removing too many things? 4. Any Caterpillar specfic things I should inspect when I look at the boat. I appreciate any feedback in advance.