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yanmar 1gm10 oh dear

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cat5cable says:

Well it never rains but it pours they say, our tabatha has a 1gm that worked up until yesterday it now needs between 295 and 650 spending on her before she will go again, its just typical we have someone viewing her this weekend from wales i will have to put them off.
Anyone for a cheap achilles 2500

tim
11:29AM, 13 March 2008 PDT (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Tim Why not tell the guy from Wales your problem he may still be willing to negotiate a price. £2500 is still a good price if I could get away with it I would be tempted as I enjoy working on these Achilles it would make a great project. However I am sure that Linda would "BOBBIT" me if I bought another boat.
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cat5cable says:

yes i will have a go at that option, if we were going to keep her we would just use a 4hp outboard after all she is a sailing boat, the marine engineer suggested we take engine, gearbox, fuel tank, exhust system out and sell it all as spares or repair then buy a 5 hp 4 stroke outboard.

tim
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Tim,
It sounds that your heart has gone out as far as Tabatha is concerned, so I would do as Malcolm suggests and try negotiation with the prospective purchaser. If this fall through you can still sell as seen. If you start throwing money at the project where will it stop. What other issues will be uncovered.
Good luck.
Norman
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cat5cable says:

Well i have spoken to 2 different marine engineers today who absolutly slated the 1gm10 as a nasty little engine, but one did offer to buy it, not the boat just the engine prop gearbox fuel system and tank plus exhaust system.
Seems the engine coupled with all the other bits still have some value. spoken to buyer and he still wants to view her tomorrow, he may well get a bargain.

tim
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Skykomish E29 says:

mmmmmmm good luck Tim, though it is still going to cost him a fair bit to get the boat across to Wales , however I do agree Tabatha sounds a bit of a bargain. I would have thought that changing the engine wouldn't have presented too many problems so I am not sure if your buyer will be too impressed if the propshaft went missing. A nice new Dolphin or Vire could slip into the space?
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busy home [deleted] says:

The yanmar is a brill engine! Putting a petrol in now is a bad move
devalueing the whole thing. Rebuilding the Yanmar is the answer.
Best of luck,,
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

I am not so sure that another engine would just slip into place as Malcom puts it unless it is another Yanmar. Yes of course rebuild the Yanmar. And that is from someone with a Vire petrol engine. All the reports I have read indicate that the GM1 is a good engine and pretty well bullet proof.
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Skykomish E29 says:

The point I was trying to make chaps was that I think it a mistake to remove and sell off the propshaft, fuel tank and engine if you have a buyer interested in the boat as you will be removing the option to repair /replace the inboard which the general opinion is a good selling point of an Achilles.
It seems strange that Tims engineers hate the yanmar, I don't know much about inboards but it seems one of the beter known makes, especially if they are prepared to purchase the whole setup.
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Andrew Curry says:

Great engine the 1GM and simple to rebuild. Whats the problem with it?
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cat5cable says:

well a sad day really as she is now sold she will be sailed round to rye her new home.
Engine started but would not keep running

tim
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Skykomish E29 says:

Well Done Tim hope you referred the new owner to this site, that is going to be some trip with a non functioning engine.

The engine problem sounds more fuel related than actual mechanical damage, presumably all your filters have been changed recently
Could be the injection pump which would require specialist attention but not a terribly expensive job, I had one repaired on a truck and that was less than £200
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cat5cable says:

i am sending him a document with all relevent websites, they will have an outboard so inboard wont matter really.
maybe the engine fix will be cheap and easy but we have a new boat and new problems.

timmy
ages ago (permalink)

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