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Old 04 March 2016, 14:57   #11
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These are pretty good engines. Wouldn't frighten me. Compression check on an older engine a pretty good idea Tho.
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Old 04 March 2016, 15:55   #12
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Just doesn't add up ..... The seller has owed from new, only used eight times in the last five years so that's mega hours before hand could believe it if commercially owned but for a Sunday afternoon 'ski' boat ? .... Equally can't think of a scenario where ignition could be left on long enough to have significant difference to engine hours? Perhaps inadvertently left with ignition on for a few days until battery drained? .... Must be something like that? Thinking it's worth a punt if the complete rig looks well maintained, compression ok etc .... Hours would make good bargaining point
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Old 05 March 2016, 16:03   #13
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Just doesn't add up ..... The seller has owed from new, only used eight times in the last five years so that's mega hours before hand could believe it if commercially owned but for a Sunday afternoon 'ski' boat ? .... Equally can't think of a scenario where ignition could be left on long enough to have significant difference to engine hours? Perhaps inadvertently left with ignition on for a few days until battery drained? .... Must be something like that? Thinking it's worth a punt if the complete rig looks well maintained, compression ok etc .... Hours would make good bargaining point
Why is it infeasible to rack up closer to 90 hrs a season on it for the first 11 years?

If the hrs have actually been the time when it's in the water, it's only 18 five hr days a season. IF that is how it's wired, and driven for two hours each time, has an hour of bobbing around skiers, is launched and spends half an hour on the pontoon whilst people faff with kit, and half an hour turned on whilst being rinsed down and tidied up on the trailer it could be reading double its actual hours.
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Old 05 March 2016, 19:03   #14
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A well used well serviced engine will be a far better bet than an un used un loved low hours engine that has sat under a damp sheet growing Moss half its life .It's a fairly low hours example in reality
I'd be more concerned about its lack of use in recent years than it's regular use previously
Do all the checks and get it out on the water for a good hard run before you commit and you should be fine
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