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Old 25 November 2012, 15:17   #11
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Flushing it through a couple of times a year isnt sound advice, but if you flush it through comprehensively when you get back from your break you will be perfectly fine.
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Old 26 November 2012, 17:10   #12
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the more often the better as it is a v dull job cleaning them out. oh and why are you not buying the tohatsu. same engine, same warranty but cheaper.
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Old 27 November 2012, 02:47   #13
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I bought the Mariner because for the real world 25 extra it cost me I supported my local boat shop who gave me loads of their time in advice and I will more than make up the difference in good will in the future.
Based on online price of Tohatsu at 900.

Also, I just paid deposit to secure engine at this years price and offers which I was interested in. I have not fully committed to the exact make and model yet. But Tohatsu is not an option. If prices go up in Jan, the difference may well swing in favour of the Mariner that I have fixed the price of.

Price comparisons are never as simple as x is cheaper than y.
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Old 27 November 2012, 03:21   #14
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Hi

Fair point about your local dealer but just so you know the tohatsu prices are not going up over the new year and if the same discount was applied to both engines there would also be more than 25.00 for 100% identical engine.
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Old 27 November 2012, 04:26   #15
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After the monetary discount, I also got a Mariner freebie worth 50-80 (depending on where you buy) and a discount on another Mariner product worth 25 thrown in to the Mariner deal. Both of these sweeteners i would have been buying anyway. Add postage that I didn't have to pay as they were local and I'm happy with the deal.

Most importantly, as a British Leyland fan, the name is important oops, not quite.
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Old 27 November 2012, 11:40   #16
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I asked at the RNLI Station close by...
If that is an RNLI station next to a certain fast-moving river, there are a couple of thousand tonnes of freshwater coming down the river on every tide.
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Old 27 November 2012, 12:16   #17
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It might be.

I hadn't thought about it like that. I don't know, but doesn't all the salt water then come back in?
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It might be.

I hadn't thought about it like that. I don't know, but doesn't all the salt water then come back in?
The freshwater sits on top of the denser salt.
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The salt water is generally blue/green. The freshwater is generally brown.

The saltwater seems to go quite a way up every tide.

The freshwater will flush away the salt but fill the engine with silt instead! ;-)

The marina always offers me the use of a hose as a matter if course.
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I would be launching from the slip by RNLI.

The only reason I use the Marina at moment is Thursdays curry special and I don't think they would believe me if I said I wanted to use the hose to flush that down
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