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Old 15 September 2009, 16:57   #1
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Broken Mariner 5hp

Hi all,
Haven't posted for a while but need your help !
Have upset our equipment officer big style by breaking his favorite old auxiliary engine on our club rib the other day.
Whilst beach launching off the trailer, someone had left the engine down and the prop connected with a rock causing the mounting to break as in the picture below.

Has anyone got/know of a similar item in their shed/boathouse that they would be prepared to sell ??

Got 50 verbal lashes at the committee meeting last night and fear worse later if I can't get this sorted
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Old 16 September 2009, 11:56   #2
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Seems a very old model indeed, if not a Ribnet mate available for a used part, sorry, time for a new one.. Is it possible to weld again ?
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Old 16 September 2009, 12:45   #3
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Old unit

Tis true !
Thats why I am in big trouble for so carelessly breaking it !
The cast aluminum is surprisingly thin and porous ... have thought about boring out a split block and manufacturing something. but hey
I am really hoping that someone has a dead engined unit lying around somewhere.

Must admit I would quite fancy one of the new 4 strokes myself as we do use it mainly for stooging around at a dive site as its more economical than repeatedly firing up the main engine which can also foul if we are careless with it.
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Tis true !
Thats why I am in big trouble for so carelessly breaking it !
The cast aluminum is surprisingly thin and porous ... have thought about boring out a split block and manufacturing something. but hey
I am really hoping that someone has a dead engined unit lying around somewhere.

Must admit I would quite fancy one of the new 4 strokes myself as we do use it mainly for stooging around at a dive site as its more economical than repeatedly firing up the main engine which can also foul if we are careless with it.
If that was the state of your auxilliary engine - I'd hate to see the condition of your main one! Your best bet is to trawl through the pages of Ebay and salvage a spares/repair engine for parts. While you're at it, sand the whole thing down and respray it, add new decals and get back into the club's good books.
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What about this one. Looks good, long-shaft, etc.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARINER-5HP-OU...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 19 September 2009, 06:03   #6
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If that was the state of your auxilliary engine - I'd hate to see the condition of your main one! Your best bet is to trawl through the pages of Ebay and salvage a spares/repair engine for parts. While you're at it, sand the whole thing down and respray it, add new decals and get back into the club's good books.
Luckily the main engine was in the up position !
If your referring to the graphite grease everywhere, that should be self evident from the damage
As for decals/ spraying etc...we are divers
To be fair ,the engine has been a very good and reliable unit over the years but to buy a possibly dodgy, complete replacement off ebay at nearing half the price of a new 4 stroke is questionable .
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What about this one. Looks good, long-shaft, etc.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARINER-5HP-OU...d=p3286.c0.m14
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What about this one. Looks good, long-shaft, etc.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARINER-5HP-OU...d=p3286.c0.m14
If still available for that price, I would buy it, give to the club and stay with damaged old one, instead of complicating my life finding a good samaritan willing to sell the spare part on the net. I wouldn't like to be in your shoes as same club member.

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