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Old 28 May 2006, 13:32   #11
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Originally Posted by BogMonster
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Did you know that Outboards Direct and Oakley Marine (who you were quite critical of recently) are essentially the same organisation?
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Old 28 May 2006, 16:43   #12
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Originally Posted by Polwart
Did you know that Outboards Direct and Oakley Marine (who you were quite critical of recently) are essentially the same organisation?
Yes I did. I was initially extremely unimpressed at waiting over 2 months for a reply to an email because one of my pet hates is suppliers who ignore me when I want to spend money! I had not dealt with them in the past (didn't have a boat) but a number of people here do, and speak highly of them, which was why I persevered.

However when I eventually did get an answer back from Charles Oakley he couldn't have been more helpful, was very apologetic and explained why he had missed my emails etc etc.

He also came up with a price which was by some margin better than anything else I had seen. So my initial impression was poor but I am glad I persevered

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Had to have both my 200 hp Etecs changed after failure at 60 hrs. from new. Took the Johnson 225 4s option as these would plug and play my existing wiring loom, controls and gauges. Did not have time to choose Honda or Yamaha as had to keep a contract alive. These ''Johnsons'' are in fact SUZUKI from top to bottom, quiet, economical (1/2 the consumption of the Etecs yes 1/2) Am happy with them and will never go back to Etecs. Jerry

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