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    andynap is offline
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    The bigger they are........

    Stuck in St Martin

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    bkeats is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Saw the story. Surprised by who the the former owner was. Would have thought that Jobs would have had a better looking boat but I guess all that glass fits. Wonder how much tech was built into it. Looks like he never got to use it as he died before she was launched.

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Hydrolock, with bent rods and a damaged crankshaft. I wonder how they got enough water in the engine to cause a hydrolock? I’ve had repairs done on big Diesel engines before. The gating factor is always Parts. In my cases, anything which wasn’t available locally would arrive next-day if ordered by early afternoon. Not so easy on SXM. Plus, I have no experience with a damaged crankshaft. That’s goto to be a major timesuck.

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    fins85258 is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Cracked block or head gaskets. All can be fine until you shut the engine off and it cools down and the cylinder(s) start to take on water. The more cylinders effected the harder it is to get the engine to turn over and pump the water out.
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    dadto6 is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Big hole in the water to throw money into.

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    KZ1300A1 is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Happens to smaller engines too. My kz1300 is prone to hydrolock unless you swap out stock petcock for a vacuum cutoff version.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    Our guess is someone who leases it just moves on to another ship and lets the owner deal with it. Still a major inconvenience except for the people who get to repair it- $$$$.

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    jcmc is offline
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    Re: The bigger they are........

    I think I would "limp" to Miami using the good engine and pull it there. surely there are more than one on this huge boat??

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