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Old 17 May 2006, 22:35   #11
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Nice looking boat Andy, looks functional as all hell, enjoy many great days on your new toy!
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Old 18 May 2006, 05:07   #12
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Thanks for all your good wishes . I'll get some pictures of her on the trailer shortly, first service due next week.
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P.S John I'll renew my subscription shortly.....a bit skint at the mo!!!
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Old 18 May 2006, 12:44   #13
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Andy;

Great looking boat. Big sucker.

What are your complaints about the trim tabs? Bennet's pretty good about customer service (or so I hear; no tabs on mine); have you contacted them?

try emailing tmcgow@bennetttrimtabs.com ; goes by the name Tabman.

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Old 18 May 2006, 18:20   #14
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Great looking boat. Big sucker.

What are your complaints about the trim tabs? Bennet's pretty good about customer service (or so I hear; no tabs on mine); have you contacted them?

try emailing tmcgow@bennetttrimtabs.com ; goes by the name Tabman.

Luck;

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He said RATE not HATE!!! Unless rate means something different in yanklish???
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Old 18 May 2006, 20:03   #15
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Andy I sadly missed Ardbeg, your new boat looks amazing
what quality and like you I am an ardent fan.

Good luck with her and may it wear well
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Old 27 May 2006, 04:36   #16
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Old 27 May 2006, 06:34   #17
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Lovely looking boat - will serve you well.

I have a question for you - i looked into the Yamaha ME422 and was told or rumoured that if you bought these, and used them for a commercially rated boat that there was no warranty on them? as an owner now, can you tell me if this is true or not? same applied to the legs?

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Old 27 May 2006, 08:44   #18
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Lovely looking boat - will serve you well.

I have a question for you - i looked into the Yamaha ME422 and was told or rumoured that if you bought these, and used them for a commercially rated boat that there was no warranty on them? as an owner now, can you tell me if this is true or not? same applied to the legs?

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Hi Pete,
Thanks, the picture was taken running back up the Kilbrannan Sound at 2200hrs on Thursday after dropping off Craig and John to pick up their new Redbay , I've got some picture of that on my phone but can't work out how the hell to get them off!! .
Havent heard that one before, however most manufacturers (mariner, Mercruiser, Yanmar) give you a shortened warranty with commercial use, so it wouldn't suprise me if the period was shorter.
Touching wood I have never had to claim warranty, but I feel that after meeting the Top Yamaha guys and discussing various things with them about these new engines they would be eager to assist with genuine claims whenever they can, as they are very keen on promoting commercial customers. This is now the 3rd boat I've had with the Yamahas fitted and have always found them to be very reliable even with high hours. I did look at other engines but was put off because of their high dependance on electonics where as the Yamies can meet all the requirements with-out the reliance on them and are therefore still a basic diesel engine.
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Old 27 May 2006, 09:46   #19
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Andy

Thanks for the reply - your are right, i have volvo's and the warranty is a year for commercial use, and have only claimed once since started, and that took forever.

since writing my 1st post have bin told by a friend who enquired that yam offered a 3 month full warranty - then you are on your own -

You must know the warranty time ? - you've just bought 2 of them?

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Old 27 May 2006, 10:37   #20
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You must know the warranty time ? - you've just bought 2 of them?

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Pete,
I honestly dont!! I have bought these engines based on previous experience both with the engines and the dealer. I am of the opinion that everything should be "fit for purpose" and would deal with things if and when they happen, and would base my claim of various factors i.e type of running, hours of use, servicing etc etc. It may seem foolhardy but thats just the way I work, if your resonable with your requests you can usually reach an "agreement".
I will have a look through the reams of paper that I got with the boat tonight and let you know.
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