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Old 19 June 2012, 09:18   #11
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Thanks for the replies.

Steve: I'm not sure i'd be confident with refitting the tiller and servicing the engine myself, and getting somone else to do it would probably take me over my budget..

I'm gonna stick with a 15hp rather than a 9.8. As nice as the Tohatsus look i think i'd be wondering what a 15hp was like all the time if I bought one.

I can now probably stretch to 700, and the potential for a road trip to the south coast is there. So if anyone has anything let me know!
The Tohatsu 9.9 was a restricted 15Hp !! I removed the restrictor, so although it says 9.9 on the cover, it is actually a 15Hp.

Servicing and refit of tiller is very simple, if you don't want it, I will be doing the work myself, and placing on ebay once complete.

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Old 19 June 2012, 11:06   #12
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I'm also looking for a 15hp short shaft 2 stroke. Similar sort of budget too - I'm always worried about buying from eBay because my mechanical knowledge isn't great and I don't want to buy trouble. Would look at a 20hp if you all thought my 30yr old Avon sport boat could handle it??
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Old 19 June 2012, 11:18   #13
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Buying privately on eBay is the same as buying privately from any advertising medium - there are good guys and bad guys. You'd be mad to buy an outboard sight unseen regardless - always go along, inspect it, see it running etc before handing over any cash.
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Old 19 June 2012, 11:45   #14
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ebay is fine..... just insist on seeing it running and pumping,check the gears go in and out and leave it running for 10 min....checkout their feedback if they are big ebayers they`ll be scared of negative comments...make sure you`ve got a proper address not `meet me behind the crown geezer`
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or this package looks reasonable value if a bit old

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