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Old 11-23-2014, 11:36 PM
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I've seen trannys internally totalled where there was water in oil ,then failure ,then parked ,pics of that shown to my kids ,would have them saying something like " that's hard core "
Would definetly appoint someone , prob you ,to be the senior oil level and condition checker on those engines and trannys .hire a mellow driver who has outgrown neutral drops .
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:15 PM
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I always love to read this thread, so here's mine. I live on Aruba and bought a 55 foot power cat project boat. The boat was operational and did sightseeing tours between 2003 and 2005 and has been on the dry dock ever since. I was in love with the boat from the first moment I saw it and decided to go for the challenge and try to make it the ultimate Caribbean pleasure boat.

The boat has 2 Yanmar 440 HP diesel engines, Twin Disk transmissions and Arneson outdrives. This setup is new for me, but from what I read about it we can have some fun with it.
I took my son on that boat when he was 8!
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
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Boat is completely stripped now, all the old paint is removed. We put in new flooring, made some extra hatches and are working on the new dashboard and new doors to the bow.

Again a setback. As I mentioned before I have send the transmissions to On-site Diesel Repair in Florida. I knew the transmissions were in a bad state, told him that and I asked the guy 2 things: Can you start immediately and what is worst case scenario to overhaul the transmissions. He said I start right away and absolutely worst case would be 4k each. First of all it took him more than a month to start working on them..... But the most bizarre thing he send me a quote for more than 8k each!! So more than twice as much than what he said would be worst case. And now he says: I didn't expect them to be in this bad condition... WTF does worst case mean in Florida.... Anyway, I bought brand new ones for less what he asks to repair the old ones, but it will cost me another month to get them here. So everyone out there, be warned if you want to do business with On-site Diesel Repair in Fort Meyers.
I was going to say. They don't cost that new and his 4K quote is to close to new sales price to even want to do it.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:17 PM
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Hi Rik, few more days and I have your parts here and we can put those old Arnesons back to life!

I agree, but 4k was worst case and there was a reasonable chance that it would be a lot less. I'm still waiting for the pictures, he would send those first thing this morning (for the 12th time...) Ill post those here, hope the experts have some comments.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:02 PM
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Here are the pictures from the transmissions, any thoughts?
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:39 PM
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Looks like the splines that the clutch plates in the clutch pack move on have some bad wear ,i think thats one of those fnr trans with 2 clutch packs and no planetary ? What totaled them ,didnt look real rusty inside hard to tell from pics
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:57 AM
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Can't really make much out of it either. They were not rusty inside at all.
This was what he said:
>> > > 2-gasket/seal/o-ring kits
>> > > $587.14each total $1174.28
>> > > 2-complete clutch plate kits
>> > > $610.20each total $1220.40
>> > > 2-pressure plate kits
>> > > $689.12each total $1378.24
>> > > 2-bearing & race kits
>> > > $305.75each total $611.50
>> > > 2-forward planetary gear sets
>> > > $967.14each total $1934.28
>> > > 2-forward clutch drums
>> > > $1138.10each total $2276.20
>> > > 2-oil pump rebuild kits
>> > > $207.57each total $415.14
>> > > 1-forward main shaft
>> > > total $1651.82
>> > > 1-reverse main shaft
>> > > total $1938.63
>> > > TOTAL PARTS COST $12,601.49
>> > >
>> > > TOTAL LABOR COST $4000.00
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Looks like you were at 6 or 7 k sight unseen for a standard rebuild (s) then they saw the clutch plates and frictions weren't going to fit well on inner splines outer drum ,shifted onto cya mode, its not uncommon across many service industries today
Your lucky the cases are not on the list and ill bet there are still a goldmine of other good used parts there ,is that what they said happened ? 2 bazillion forward reverse 70%3rpm prop mode oh crap the 40 people on the dock are watching me trying to park this thing mode ? Maybe offer the 2 good cases and 2 potentially rebuildable shafts to him for 4g or best offer
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If you already bought new ones may want to call Palmer power or similar and see what they will pay for what you have .prob want to leave out your in aruba and the transmissions are in Florida lol
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If i remember right i think i only paid 2600 for my tranny for my 315 Yanmar but that was 10 years ago. But it was a Italian built tranny can't recall the name but i was shocked how affordable it was to buy after i lost the other one from the cheap factory installed stamped tranny cooler leaking seawater into the unit.
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