Andy (my brother) and I were out in the Rib today, Launched at Renfrew Ferry then I took the boat up to Braehead to the pontoons to wait for him as he was taking the trailer up the raod. Anyways Andy returns, starts the boat and we get halfway between braehead and Renfrew and we hear this screaming noise like a belt slipping accompanied with smoke pishing out the engine cover.....turns out the starter motor for reasons best known to itself re engaged and burnt it self out...Arrgghhhh
Got the boat alongside and had to wait for 5 hrs for the tide to be right for recovering the rib, using a 4hp outdoor motor!!!!.
Anyways back on topic, I was wondering if anyone knew the best place to get the starter refurbed or replaced (made a few phonecalls today and everyone shut)
From what I can see starter is
Type no 6115A24-22
Des no 1327A611
It does have Lucas stamped on it but the Lucas website is worse than useless and the local Lucas agents have either moved or closed (Glasgow) and cant find any info on the Lucas agents via google.
So far I have only come up with one supplier via google wich is http://www.prestolite.com/pgs_produc...tarter%20Motor
and they state that the availability in europe is Priority / status of very low (D) whatever that means
Will be phoning mermaid on Monday as the engine is a 200hp mermaid turbo 4, ps the starter is 24v with a 10 tooth pinion (even though that other site states that it has a 12 tooth pinion) and it does not have the tapered nose either as the pinion is totaly uncovered unlike the photos on the prestolite website (though everything else looks the same)
Thanks in advance