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Old 04-25-2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hi folks - I have just purchased from an insurance company in Auckland a 4600scb, which was partially sunk after hitting some rocks. Nice little project lol, and otherwise a lovely boat in reasonable condition. Starbd strut was punched up into the hull allowing a good inflow of sea water. Anything above floor level appears to be largely ok, and anything below floor level got flooded, including the 450hp engines,gearboxes, genset and various electronics such as batteries, chargers, inverter, transformer etc. The hull repair should be relatively straightforward, however one of the biggest difficulties is getting the engines out, as there does not seem to be any provision in the original build/design for big enough floor hatches for such events.
Oh well, if anyone is interested I can post updates. Also if anyone has has any equipment for the 4600scb for sale, I would love to know about it please, or any thoughts or suggestions lol.
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Welcome aboard

I had to google Auckland to see that you are in New Zealand. Best of luck with the project and keep us posted on the progress. BTY we love pictures.
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No snakes in New Zealand. .....

Have fun with your project....

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Welcome aboard Boatman1!!

Good luck. was it partially sunk in saltwater or freshwater?
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Thank you shrew, appreaciated. She took on salt water unfortunately. I am pleasantly surprised however, how many small electrical armature type units that are fully recovered with a bit of work. In assessing the initial viability of the project, I naturally considered anything immersed as needing to be replaced, which is not necessarily the case.
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Thank you shrew, appreaciated. She took on salt water unfortunately. I am pleasantly surprised however, how many small electrical armature type units that are fully recovered with a bit of work. In assessing the initial viability of the project, I naturally considered anything immersed as needing to be replaced, which is not necessarily the case.
That will change. Once saltwater gets into things, corrosion grows slowly and silently, like cancer. I've seen this situation a number of times. Within a year or so, you'll be chasing gremlins.

I would strongly consider pulling any electrical devices and wiring which was underwater.
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