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Old 28 July 2016, 21:29   #1
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2008 Mercury Optimax 175 xl shaft, low hours

Up for sale is my Opti 175 in XL shaft with a 19p stainless prop.

Its done about 200 hours and has always been serviced annually. Quarterdeck marine in Plymouth used to do it but then Black Dog Marine in looe has done it for the past 4/5 years. Rob knows the engine very well. It has just been serviced by them so is basically a turn key unit

Its never let me down, has been fastidiously maintained and looks like new both inside and out.

I ll answer any questions I can but anything technical will have to be sent to Rob!

Stupidly,I forgot to take pics so will get some up ASAP. For a start heres one on the back of the rib from last year.

https://goo.gl/photos/qbw78sihDQsvGq1T8

It comes with a top mount box and smart craft dials.

Cracking engine, sorry to see it go but I m having a crack with a four stroke now

6000 ono
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Old 01 August 2016, 11:41   #2
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Open to offers if priced wrong..

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Old 01 August 2016, 17:10   #3
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It's always hard to value genuine 1 owner low hours engines but I would say it's worth max 5000.

Not intending to offend.
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It is however the rare Mecca of the 2.5 li Optimax as not many 175's were made and they're the same weight as the 150...
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Old 01 August 2016, 17:57   #5
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No offence taken...all I know is that the top mount was also extra and it's just been serviced so I'm not a million miles away...

And yes it is a stonking engine, never put a foot wrong

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Old 02 August 2016, 08:01   #6
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Agreed- could be quite sought after as very few 175s built. The premium over the 150 was massive.

Not quite sure why, though I was told it isn't just an Ecu change.

Great engine, with a real V6 growl at mid range as you come off the plane.
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,,, and if you want a pair >>> my 2007, same model, Optimax 175 XL Bought March 2009 direct from dealer/via Barrus stock and commissioned March 2009 is also for sale having decided to 'downgrade' to a F150.
All receipts and printouts available

Mine has 971 hours, serviced annually by MJ Marine Services (authorized Merc dealer) and the following major parts replaced during its life.
The compressor is the latest model and was changed out as a precaution as were the standard steel reeds which were changed for fibre. (Chris Carson Marine USA)
Replace Air compressor 06/12/2014 804 hrs #8M0060053
Replace Reed Valves Chris Carson Marine Fibre 21/01/2016

Waranty replaced items

Full set of new Ignition coils (after failure of No 6) fitted 28/08/2011 339 hrs #883778A02

The other parts were warranty surrounding an issue with the revs dropping when operating the trim

Replace LP Fuel pump 29/03/2014 702 hrs
New Alternator 17/02/2014 #8M0064021
Power trim assembly complete 28/02/2014 # 855998A11

Open to offers - this is currently on my RIB but will be also be able to be viewed and seen running on a stand at my marine engineers place once I have replaced it


I also have a number of service items - including new LP & HP fuel pumps, poppet valve kit, Air filters, Water pump kit (full kit) grommets for the flywheel cover mounts, alternator belt tensioner bracket ......... I liked to keep plently of spares, bought from USA

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Engine is off the boat now and is down black dog marine at the moment for viewing...

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