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Old 10 November 2013, 11:44   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Oban
Length: 5m +
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Budget Used Outboard 40-60hp

Hello everyone.
I'm after a used outboard for some ribbing fun next summer. Minimum 40hp max about 60 for a 5m RIB. I'm on a budget so it'll be quite an old 2-stroke. Is there anything in the 40-60hp range that stands out for reliability?

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Old 10 November 2013, 11:52   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: poole
Make: ring
Length: 6m +
Engine: outboard
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I have a Mercury 60hp. 3 cylinder autolube power trim and tilt with controls and gauges. 2000 model year, we supplied and fitted it and have looked after it from new. Excellent condition engine. £1950

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Old 10 November 2013, 12:53   #3
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
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A Yammie (50G or 40V) outboard are true workhorses, solid construction, and worth their weight in gold. I'm also a fan of Tohatsu. The M60 model comes up occasionally for sale, so I'll keep a look out.

As with any used outboard, I would want to see receipts and lots of them. Compression test is essential. Start it from cold to see idle turnover, tell-tale water flow, plus check trim and tilt is working. You can service with new plugs, gear oil, impeller and lube nipple points.

Price-wise, expect to pay at least £2k for something decent.

Some 4-strokes here:

Good luck with your search.
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Old 10 November 2013, 14:15   #4
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Make: Valiant 450
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If you are not in a hurry, watch this space. I may shortly have something of interest. Pm me.
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Old 10 November 2013, 15:01   #5
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Old Yam 70 2 Stroke. Runs fine. £795

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