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Can anybody translate this French email?

Post by drrot » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:20 am

Got this email from a Chris-Craft owner in France. I can make out bits of it but don't really understand what he needs. Can anybody translate it?

> l will contact you france.je hasa 131 HP engine with capri KBL since more than 30 ans.Je desir
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> remetre in the stade.before ordering the part of the crank crankshaft mesures 1.98inches of diametre.
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> j l nedd main bearing arrow you have in stock.le remaining part will be ordered meme temps.faites you ship to france ?
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> otherwise l have an adress in miami réexpedition, je relies onyou because these pieces are found in the france
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> Merci answer me
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
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1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Can anybody translate this French email?

Post by mfine » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:52 am

No because it is not fully French or English and I don't think it makes sense no matter how fluent you are.

Best guess: He has had a boat with a KBL for 30 years and is now restoring it. (No clue what remetre is, and stade is stadium, but I am guessing the sentence somehow means he wants to restore it). I think he wants a main bearing for a KBL (inner diameter 1.98") and wants to know if you will ship to France. If not he has an address in Miami you can ship to that will forward it. The remaining part will be ordered at the same time (not sure what he means by that). He is relying on you because the part can't be found in France, thank you for a reply.

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Re: Can anybody translate this French email?

Post by drrot » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Matt,
Thanks for the help. remetre is "to put back" I think restore.
I responded, hopefully he can find better translation on his end also.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Can anybody translate this French email?

Post by farupp » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:06 pm

Jim, I think what he is trying to say in his message is a s follows: This is my best guess using online translation software.

I am in France and am contacting you. For more than 30 years I have had a Capri with a 131 HP KBL engine I would like to repair the engine in stages. Before ordering the parts, the crankshaft measures 1.98 inches in diameter. l need bearings (main bearings?); do you have these in stock? The remaining parts I need will be ordered at the same time you ship to France.

Otherwise l have an address in Miami that can be used for shipment. I contacted you because these parts are not found in the France. Please answer me. Thank you.


You might need to find someone near you who understands French to find exactly what he needs.
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Re: Can anybody translate this French email?

Post by drrot » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:04 am

Thanks Frank,
I couldn't find any one local. That's why I posted it.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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