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Old 22 December 2010, 05:01   #1
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I was going to buy an evinrude 70hp from him, my problem is im living in Ireland and not sure is it worth taking a chance just getting it delivered without seeing it running and in the flesh. Any one have any dealings with him? Any help appreciated
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Old 22 December 2010, 06:12   #2
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He's expensive but seems to be ok, the Rude will be ex RNLI is it?
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Old 22 December 2010, 06:30   #3
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Ya its an ex rnli engine, think its a 1999 model but commissioned in 2001. He's giving 3 months warranty with it but just worried bout taking his word on it. Will be a lot of hassle if somethings wrong with it. Very hard to get a good used outboard in Ireland.
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Old 22 December 2010, 06:54   #4
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I purchased a 40 hp tiller from him . It was Ex RNLI seemed to be a very clean unit. I never used it in anger but sold it to Andrew O reidron (posts here) you should drop him a PM to see if the enginge gave him any bother. I think he found it good

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If its direct RNLI then it should be fine, the Rudes never really gave us any problems, does it come with the stainless prop?
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Im not sure if it has a stainless prop, must find out, pretty new to this, its my first rib. Bought a humber assault with a dt65 but the engine is not worth fixing, which leads me to the evinrude 70hp. Is there an advantage with stainless props?
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Im not sure if it has a stainless prop, must find out, pretty new to this, its my first rib. Bought a humber assault with a dt65 but the engine is not worth fixing, which leads me to the evinrude 70hp. Is there an advantage with stainless props?
The stainless propeller is rigid and cuts through the water better. You will see a marginal improvement in performance (on small to medium sized hp engines). More noticable on bigger engines. One thing to be aware of, if you hit a rock, then the gearcase may strip, unlike an aluminium propeller, where you're likely to bend or break a propeller blade first.
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Bought one from them this summer, took a while for them to deliver.

We got good clean unit and the customer is very happy.

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He'll have been supplied with the stainless props from the RNLI so you may as well have it.
We never wrecked a gearbox through striking rocks, just the prop.
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If you buy - consider our very own Speedshift for the delivery. The owner is a member on here and I used them to ship from Wales to Derry recently. Good outfit, good price.
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