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Old 03-14-2016, 01:19 AM   #11
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update:

Just got the outdrives serviced (gimball rings, bellows, shift cables, etc) for 5 grand for both outdrives. The motors are the 350 MPI's with Bravo 3 outdrives. In may I will have the engines serviced.

A little story about the boat.....

Before I bought the boat (the boat was a repo) I found the former owners name and number in the boat and decided to give him a call. He was real nice guy and told me everything about the boat and I asked him about all this issues that the surveyor found. To make a long story short he has had the boat for about 10 years and was running the day he let it go. He bought it with his girlfriend at the time. When they broke up he kept the boat and stored it every year indoors in the winter. When he wanted to upgrade he went to go find the ex girlfriend to see if she would like to continue the payments on the boat, as the boat was in both of their names. Come to find out she got married and died during childbirth. Instead of asking the husband to pay for the boat, he turned it back to the bank. Crazy story right ??

Thanks everyone for the advice. I will look into in the Norcold fridge as I see it has mixed reviews on the west marine website? Anyone have an Isotherm fridge? Do you like it? Which model do you have?

Does anyone have a picture of the hinged leg? Mine is not that way and I am assuming that was the PO's way of solving the issue.
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:00 AM   #12
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Now that's a story I have not heard or even close.

Did the gimbal rings need to be replaced or did you mean gimbal bearings?
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Gimbal rings. There was alot of slop motion in the outdrives during inspection. The surveyor called a mechanic and said it would cost around 5 grand to fix. Worked with the bank and got the boat for 15,000.
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Then I would assume the swivel shafts were replaced as well.
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UPDATE:

Just got the boat in the water and what do you know....It floats! Had the mechanic come and do a tune up (fluids, impellers etc) and both engines started right up. Took it on its first cruise and everything went well. Now just getting used to docking such a large boat...... Hey CGG can I get the make and model of your cooler that holds up the port seat? I can't find an exact cooler that will work. That is the only thing that I still need to fix. Does anyone know where I could get the plastic pieces that are on the port wall that the metal bars on the seat attach to? Those are broke as well. Thanks.
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