26 Duffy repower

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Hello,

I am new to this forum but not boats. I was thinking about buying a 1990 26 Duffy you guys know the one been on for a while. It's got a Volvo 570 1200 hours. I would repower with diesel use it to mess around inshore with the kids and then in a couple years give it to my oldest SHE will 14 by then! I'm thinking yanmar maybe 315? I got a call into Atlantic to talk details but they do the 315 in the new ones. Will it fit and any other ideas? Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Sweet... We look forward to it, post it here. Are you going to do the work or have a marina doing it. I had the General Marine 26, so the Duffy 26 interested me for sure.
 

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Got a couple friends who are pro mechanics so between the three of us it shouldn't be an issue.
 

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Is that Buoy Girl? I love that boat, a lot of boat in a 26'! Good luck with her and post pictures. You will have one lucky 14 y/o daughter! Would you adopt me please?
 

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Ya and I thought the name fits too! What you think about repowering? I can get a reman 315 and gear for 17 delivered.
 

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Ya and I thought the name fits too! What you think about repowering? I can get a reman 315 and gear for 17 delivered.

Just a thought, that Volvo gasser should treat you really good you know, with those hours it's has lots of life left in her. 17K buys lots o' gas!
 

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I agree. I would run it for a season before ripping it out. Just a thought.
 

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Those are my thoughts exactly....use for next season see what I like don't like make changes accordingly. What do you think she will do with that motor? From what I've read it must be in the 260 hp range.... Burn rate?
 

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I wish I could give you better info, but I would suspect performance may be in the 14-15kt range whereas a diesel may get you in the 17-18kt range, but I would guess fuel burn would be comprable. Some of these inboard gassers are pretty nice reliable little engines.

Or...search this forum for DrDude's 26 Fortier with a 230 Yanmar with 500 hours on it and never think about repower again.
 

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Got a link? Atlantic says 25-28 with the 315
 

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Nice clean boat great buy! I want a hard enclosed cabin. I had the fortier style set up on my last boat I just sold and it was good but always found myself wanting to be enclosed more.
 

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Be sure to talk to the surveyor who looked at this boat. Theren is wet delamination uneder the windsheild and high moisture under all the windows. There is also a concern for the condition of the fiberglass fuel tanks.
 

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Thanks. I got another call into him. Tanks would need replacement. The moisture issue wasn't described to that degree. Have you seen it?
 

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What are your thoughts? I would want a little more fuel anyway so tanks don't bother me. Surveyor says it dry everywhere except under the windows. Under the windows was described more as a moderate reading delam etc wasn't mentioned. I sent u a pm. Thanks!
 

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I'm guessing she is in need of a repower and some glass work. I origanally offered 25k and the owner countered at 26K. I just not sure in the current market I could turn a profit after repowering and glass work. It is a nicely finished boat that would have to be taken apart to repower and replace tanks. As for the wet delamination you could drill holes and shoot epoxy and hope for the best. I just don't think the seller was being reasonable. The yard told me the boat had been out of the water for 4 years. If you can buy it right it could be a great boat.
 

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You hit the nail on the head. You were generous with your offer. Don't think it will work out. It was sold as a kit and finished by others. The ethanol has taken its toll. The windows and delam is the easiest part very simple fix but the tanks are a can of worms. The seller doesn't quite get it. There's definitely no room to make money on it. To buy it at 20 you will ave 60 in with a repower and electronics plus fixes. Its a shame I thought it would be a nice starter for my kid.
 

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I really loved my GM26, but looking at repowering it the number just didn't seem to work out. I think I was looking at about $24,000 to get a Cummins, recon, in there with a new gear. Then figure easily another $5,000 in changes. The boat was priced at about $50,000, so then am I going to get $80,000 for it? Far from it. If I was keeping it for life, that was one thing, I'd belly up to the bar, but for a flip do not think there is time in there to do it. Mind you the rest of the boat was in above average cosmetics, Simrad electronics, etc. But projects are fun!
 
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