Hi Guys, - So i had my 260DA listed with a broker from my marina and he had a potential buyer they left 10% deposit and had scheduled a survey and a sea trial. . . I should make some early key pointers -Had 391 hours last time i checked -Had less then 1/4 of gas in engine -Never had any issues with engine - The day of the survey and sea trial i get a call from my broker and he goes to me "Hey we are having some issues the boat wont turn more then 4000 rpms and it should turn up 4600 to 5000 rpms thats what says on the engine cover" I have not had the time or nice weather to take the boat out so for about a month the boat was not moved from its slip so they tough it was lots of build up on the bottom they took out the boat from the water to inspect the hull and i authorized to power wash the bottom of the boat and clean props... "Broker and Surveyor went on a ride again and now they got up to 4100 rmps" I got a call back and they are saying the boat needs Tune up (I've only had this boat since April and i'm selling it to go bigger 300Da) I said what the hell if i sell it or not tune is needed and idk when it was last time this engine had a tune up so i authorized a tune up... . Spark plugs cap filters etc... I went down to the marina this Saturday and there is my broker he says to me Nick we have a bigger problem then a tune up. . so they did a compression test on your engine and here are the numbers: Compression Test Year 2004 Engine 350 MAG Cylinder 1 - 180 Cylinder 2 - 175 Cylinder 3 - 165 > They are saying Cylinder 3 & 6 are too low and is a problem Cylinder 4 - 185 Cylinder 5 - 180 Cylinder 6 - 160 > > They are saying Cylinder 3 & 6 are too low and is a problem Cylinder 7 - 190 Cylinder 8 - 185 Here when things get interesting Broker says he talked to mechanic and also broker use to be a mechanic so he know "a lot" about engines. . . Looks like there is some water in there but it should be an issue but in order to sell this no matter who looks at it this issue will show on the survey so we need to fix it and its going to cost ~$2500 I said i wanted to talk to the mechanic he came by and when i asked again how much this will cost me he had no number in mind he just said $300 for each head give or take plus a day and half of labor and that's when broker said yeah like i said around $2500... I told them ill think about it. So i went back to the boat started it let it warm up and i was gonna go on a ride. did my checks as usual and saw the following... -Hours 391 -Gas less than 1/4 So i said to my self how did they go on a sea trial twice and it take about 20 min of no wake zone to get to the bay 20 min no wake zone to get back in thats 40 min alone plus sea trial 20 min. minimum? that's an hour why does my meter show 391 why does my gas is still at 1/4 ???? hmmmmm !!!!!! LIES from broker and mechanics? I put gas in and took the boat out i opened it up WOT i did 4690 rpms with one more person on board. less than 1/2 a tank of gas. . . I met up and tied up with some of my buddies and one of them is a mechanic so i told him what had happened and he said lets go for a ride. . . i let him drive the boat he even opened it up now it was 4 of us on board WOT i boat still did 4690 rpms So there are few things that i am scratching my head here about 1. I don't think they did compression test and if they did the idiot probably did once and wrote done those numbers. 2. They want to scam me for the Head job for $2500 3. How come my engine hours are the same as before. 4. Boat had no gas for a full sea trial apparently they went out twice.... Sorry for the lengthy post but i did not wan to miss anything out. . . The potential buyer back out because of this =/ ....... Any thoughts???