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navi_jen Apr 22, 19 6:15 pm

Any MSP power boaters out there?
Hi FTers from the Midwest

If you haven't been following along in Omni, I have been looking for a new to me boat.

And in full FT fashion, I found a well maintained Cobalt boat online (2k miles away from home) and checked it out during today's planned/elongated MSP layover. :-)

And I think I want it, but I would like a mechanic to do a compression and leakdown test, as well as put the outdrive, bilge and fuel system thru their paces. Challenge is, it's a Volvo AQ (early 90s Volvo Dual Prop)...and seems like Volvos are not common in the upper Midwest.

The local Cobalt dealer is backed up for over 6 weeks. If anyone has any recommendations for a good Volvo mechanic (or a good surveyor who could point me to a good Volvo mechanic), I'd appreciate it.

Boat is about 30 minutes due east of Minneapolis, near the St Croix River.

Any leads are appreciated.


PS: For the price point going to bypass a full survey as my trusty moisture meter says the hull is dry as a bone

iluv2fly Apr 24, 19 8:57 pm

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