Tag Archives: engine room

Engine Room Makeover

fp6.jpgOne can only imagine the nightmare of the first time a do-it-yourselfer tackles a Grand Banks engine room. This usually leads to a “re-renovation” by a service yard. We were lucky enough (unlucky enough) to take on such a job. This was a case where a “mechanic” quoted on a tank job and got one tank sort of done and either ran out of time or funds to finish the job. Nor did he seem to have the capacity to do an adequate job. Continue reading

Pre-survey inspections

Bad keel found at surveyIf you are planning on selling your boat, it is advantageous to know what the potential buyer’s surveyor will find when he inspects your boat. A short list is what you are looking for. If he finds too much wrong, the buyer’s initial reaction is to just walk away. We know what surveyors look for and can correct problems before the boat goes to survey. Continue reading

Engine Makeover

02146We see a lot of engines which are in need of a make-over (I mean a lot). How do you know when you need a make-over? When a potential buyer sees an engine with rust or corrosion, it is a sign that the boat has not been maintained properly. Since engine work can cost a lot of money, it is a definite deterrent to a potential buyer. Continue reading

Diesel Maintenance

Be Kind to Your Machine!!Diesel Engine
If you did not receive a manual with your engine, get one. Diesel manuals contain every bit of information you need to know about how to maintain your engines, and more. We provide here some common sense maintenance tips but to be totally familiar with your engine makes you a better boater. With proper maintenance your engines should exceed the expected lifespan. Continue reading