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Post by Lampi1971 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:53 pm

New of this forum as of today I would like to say hello to all of you out there!

We are, since last july, the proud owners of a Fairline Targa 33, hull number 4224, from 1987.
She has the original Volvo Penta TAMD40B engines and we are the first to sail her after she had been on a cradle outside for more then three years.

During the last three weeks we took her through Friesland (The Netherlands) for our holidays.
Because we were now using her again, some of the parts broke down.
We had to change our boiler inlet connection, and a ring located at the outlet of the turbo broke in half, resulting in a rattle while travelling at high speed. We put the starboard engine in nutral and slowly headed for the nearest harbour.
When I opened the engine hatch, black stinky smoke came out. All exhaust fumes had gone into the engine, resulting in an engine room covered with exhaust dust, two black airfilters of which the port filter had even 'imploded'.
I changed the filters for brand new ones, the old filters had just been in there for 50 hours.
We had a major overhaul done to both the engines 1 day prior to going on our holidays.

I will take her out tonight to see if the turbo's are still functional.
They might have gone 'fat and sticky'which will mean that she will not go over 2200rpm.

I will keep you all posted.

NOTE: for those of you looking for an original cooker / oven; I have removed mine for a modern two burner gas cooker. We decided we do not need the oven and could do with some more storage space.
I will make a new post for the cooker later.


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Post by Gyula Huszar » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm

Sorry to hear about your troubles while on holiday. It sounds like you have limited mechanical experience, since you said the engine compartment was so sooty that it plugged and imploded the filters. I'm going out on a limb here but when you hear or feel anything out of order you must investigate immediately and not continue until the filters implode from soot.

You've heard the term 'sea trial' before, it is something that you do after a service (yes, even an oil change) and you have to be ready to shut down immediately upon sensing some sort of negative issue and drop anchor while waiting for help. It's just the nature of boating. Especially if it's been laid up for 3 years.

The drives you have are not known to be particularly troublesome, but no drive system, or any mechanical system of any kind survives long periods of inactivity without degeneration.

You may have lost faith in this particular 30 year old boat, but a 5 year old boat that just sits is likely to have problems too, necessitating a sea trial before a cruise. A mechanical inspection is, of course, going to help, but someone has to run around in the harbour and do the stress tests necessary.

You should read my thread on the 'projects' forum about my experiences with my similarly aged boat. You are not alone.

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