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Old 03-18-2019, 04:45 PM
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My 2003 suzukis with 5000+ hours on a cat looked immaculate compared to what you are being offered.

I personally wouldn't want anything to do with them.

Saying that bolts and other items need to be replaced is simplifying the problem as those rusted ones will break before they come free causing you to spend hrs instead of seconds on each one, if they can be fixed without screwing up the heads and blocks.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:45 PM
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To be honest, if the hull is exactly what you want, I would offer the Hull price MINUS $400 for the effort to remove those engines.
I was going to suggest that the motor had a loose hose which sprayed water, but since both have extensive corrosion, I would go with either a dunking or never serviced any time in their life, including oil changes.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:13 PM
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I would weigh the boat to see if it’s waterlogged. Maybe look at the fuel tanks and look for corroded wires. Money Pit may be a good name for the boat.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:39 PM
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My 2006:
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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Makes me wonder how someone with enough money to buy that boat originally... the guy had to do something right to get that amount of cash to spend on a luxury item like a boat... But then to be so foolish to not pay for simple maintenance. I just don't get it.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:43 PM
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Now you see why Zuks suck...
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:46 PM
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Now you see why Zuks suck...
that statement is just a whole lot of stupid.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:01 PM
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looks like the rubber gasket has been compromised or not even there anymore and spraying salt water on the engine, which means chances are engine block zincs never changed
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
My 2003 suzukis with 5000+ hours on a cat looked immaculate compared to what you are being offered.

I personally wouldn't want anything to do with them.

Saying that bolts and other items need to be replaced is simplifying the problem as those rusted ones will break before they come free causing you to spend hrs instead of seconds on each one, if they can be fixed without screwing up the heads and blocks.
i totally agree.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:57 PM
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How that even happens is inexplicable. And for the mechanic to say with a straight face all it needs is the bolts replaced is disturbing.

I hope you’re good at using ez outs cause those ain’t coming out without a fight. And with that much corrosion you’d have to believe it ingested some of that water.

That boat is probably worth more without power at this point cause the owner and mechanic have no credibility.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:10 AM
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Don't even consider this deal. It's going to cost you money just to have those worthless engines taken off the boat.

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Old 03-19-2019, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
If it is a cat hull, some of the older ones tend to mist the motors all the time when under power. If the owner did nothing to protect the motors from the mist, then it could have been the cause.
This is interesting and offers an explanation.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:38 AM
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that looks like an old DT 200 i have sitting up the yard waiting to see how long the alka salsa takes to disperse , corrosion everywhere , wonder if the early DFs used the same alloys as the previous 2 strokes ?.
either way given a discount or not, i would not buy those motors , if ever they need fixing there will be swearing as every bolt snaps when a spanner goes even close.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Brezinup View Post
This is interesting and offers an explanation.
You can read some about it on Eastward cat build thread.

Eastward Boats ads a BIG CAT to their line
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:44 AM
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My dad bought a SL3 with 2003 Suzuki 140s in 2008 that had 150 hours on them. It was apparent the the engines were neglected by the previous owner. Every 100 hour service we would coat the engines with a can of silicone spray to try to combat the corrosion issues but it was a loosing battle. It seems like the corrosion issues with the 2003 model year is a common problem. I would not put any money into those engines.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for all the replies, I agree with everyone to leave this one alone. What a shame to let that happen
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:00 AM
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I bet you if you look hard enough you can find sand or silt in certain parts in the bilge. 100% this boat was sunk. I have 20 year old motors that look brand new under the cover.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ddd252 View Post
looks like the rubber gasket has been compromised or not even there anymore and spraying salt water on the engine, which means chances are engine block zincs never changed
how does a rubber gasket missing indicate the anodes have never been changed? it would take a few minutes to check them.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:34 PM
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Nothing but trouble.....if you can't trust your engines, how can you leave the dock?
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:37 PM
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Discount the price of the boat by 120% the cost of new engines.
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