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Discussion in 'Ocean Alexander Yacht' started by hawgwash, Oct 28, 2015.

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  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Half the fun, is a good excuse, to look into somebody's else ER..

    Ah, don't mind me, I'm just running this measuring tape around your E R for some guy I've never met.
    BUT, He's a YF member.
  2. hawgwash

    hawgwash New Member

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    Some guy who lives at the other end of the world, to boot.
    Sup to you...
  3. hawgwash

    hawgwash New Member

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    I dug up the specs on all of them and you are bang on about sizes.
  4. olderboater

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    Also, never hesitate to request photos on boats you have an interest in, even specify the shots you want. That will at least provide you with enough to know whether further inspection is worthwhile.
  5. hawgwash

    hawgwash New Member

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    Yes, thanks.
    I have requested ER pics from a 423 Classico with 3208's in Anacortes WA. That should tell me something if they take decent pics.
  6. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Just don't assume that there's a consistency across models or sizes or years.
  7. hawgwash

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    The 423 is a foot narrower than the 456.
    It has 3208's, the widest of all the choices.
    I agree with your comment though and will see what unfolds.
    There are just very few on the market to look at.
  8. Oceanus Est

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    Hawgwash, I'd be curious where you found the data. There seems to be a dearth of configuration data on OA production. Does SOLDBOATS have engine data(maybe that would be more reliable than the sales price "data")?
    I'm currently considering a 440 SD that has twin TAMD61As and wondered if they were original.
  9. Capt J

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    Well, what are the hours on the engines and what are the hours on the generator. If they make sense, they're probably origional engines. Usually the generator has 1.5-2x the amount of hours the engine does on most yachts that size.
  10. Oceanus Est

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    That is a helpful guide, Captain J. My question was referring to OP's list of which engines were installed at time of Mfg.
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    Seeing my posting [12/24/2016 07:15], I think a clarification is in order. I was using the OP's display name as an appellation, not taking exception with their veracity.
  12. hawgwash

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    The most reliable information you can get on an OA is from OA.
    They are friendly, co-operative and respond quickly to questions.
    Well, maybe not so quickly at the end of December.

    Alexander Marine International
    1115 N. Northlake Way, Suite 100
    Seattle, WA 98109 USA
  13. Oceanus Est

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    It had occurred to me last night that I had not tried direct contact to OA. I must be too accustomed to buying makes who's manufacturer are out of business. Thanks for the contact information.
  14. beaverlake

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    One or two comments on DD 8.2s. While it is convenient to dismiss these out of hand and parrot the automotive press, late model 8.2s that had all the updates and modifications are in fact reliable and are truly fuel misers. Yes - there are a lot of hoses and I'd recommend replacing them with silicon-based hoses, but later model 8.2s that have had normal periodic servicing should provide a long life in marine service.

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