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Old 20 May 2011, 04:11   #521
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Ouch! At least it didn't happen in a F7 when you were miles from a safe harbour!!!
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Old 20 May 2011, 05:10   #522
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Oooh that's a bad bit of news. In hindsight I suppose it wouldn't have made much difference by carrying on driving it into Paris. Interesting how it didn't 'sound' that 'expensive' at the time and was so sudden.
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Old 20 May 2011, 05:15   #523
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Now I learn that they don't do a reman powerhead for my outboard, have to buy a new one

But it's Black Dog Marine to the rescue yet again, one in stock in Belgium and it's on it's way there before forwarding to Paris
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Old 20 May 2011, 11:23   #525
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Sorry to hear your news - that sucks.

You'd have hoped with only the one night in Paris that at least the head would have been OK - but as your shaft is sticking and your water is a funny colour, I guess not...

Ah well, things can only get better now.
I read that twice and didn't get it, but three's a charm
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I read that twice
You wanna be careful reading Wilk's posts more than once, he puts code in them that makes your ears fall off.
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Now I learn that they don't do a reman powerhead for my outboard, have to buy a new one

But it's Black Dog Marine to the rescue yet again, one in stock in Belgium and it's on it's way there before forwarding to Paris
It gets even better, the Mercury agents in France won't fit a powerhead unless I buy it from them so they pocket the 2 grand mark up
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Thats taking the p*ss too much,, it has to be cheaper / better to get someone from the UK to fix it or transport her home!.
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It gets even better, the Mercury agents in France won't fit a powerhead unless I buy it from them so they pocket the 2 grand mark up


Is it an insurance job?
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Some good news today, apparently the french have relented and agreed to fit my powerhead. It's due to arrive UK on 31st tuesday, 2-5 days to France so it could be done in a couple of weeks fingers crossed
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