The Search For Bright Waters

Monday, August 1, 2011

Epilogue: Bright Eyes Gets A New Engine

We are still here in Ft. Lauderdale working on the engine. After getting a bunch of quotes and talking to mechanics we found that it was just as expensive to swap in a new engine.

So we are now awaiting a fully rebuilt Yanmar 3GM30 with a one year warranty!  It also comes with a new transmission. When it comes in we will get towed to the boat yard and have them do the swap.  I thought about doing the labor myself but it wasn't too expensive and they will do it much faster and correct.

At that point we will put Bright Eyes in a slip somewhere between here and Stuart Florida and leave it with a broker to sell.  

Since we are putting in a fully rebuilt engine with a one year warranty we will be listing Bright Eyes for $35,000.  However, for the next week or two before we contract a broker we are offering her for $31,000 since we would save on the broker fee and slip fees.  

Make us an offer!


Urke said...

hey Joey,

Just curious, how much will it cost to swap engines?

Joey and Christine said...

about $5000

Anonymous said...

Since this boat will most likely be in salt water have you considered an inter cooler instead of raw water cooling?


Elle & I @ Home said...

Poof and you’re gone! What happened?
Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
Lawrence Leonard S/V Elle & I