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fredsinthebox



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: volvo penta usage Reply with quote

hello all, i'm new to this forum and just thought i'd bounce a question off some of you.

i'm looking at buying a 2002 caravelle 209 bowrider with a 270hp volvo penta engine. the engine has 300 hours on it and that seemed like a lot to me.

is 300 hours the max of these engines or how long will they go for? should i ask if any major maintenace was done at 100,200,300 hours? i just dont want to buy a boat and have the engine towards the end of its life.


Thanks all

-Fred
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Fred, bottom line is how well it was taken care of and how hard the engine has been run. The engine under normal conditions is good for 600-700 hours. Cool
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fredsinthebox



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey mike, thanks for the reply

at 600-700 hours what will happen or what will need to be done? will it need to be rebuilt at that point?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe nothing at all depending on how the boat is used but 700 hrs is a good time to think about rebuilding. Most people never get that many hours on a boat engine Cool
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