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Old 15 August 2004, 06:46   #1
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Ex Contract Outboards

I'm still having problems with my mercury 50 Blueband and have decided to bite the bullet and buy something a bit newer,

Can anyone recomend any dealers that sell ex contract engines on the south coast or anywere near Poole?

Appolagies if this is posted in the wrong section,

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Old 15 August 2004, 06:53   #2
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Have a look at this, I am sure at least some of them have an ex RNLI/MOD engines
http://www.barrus.co.uk/index.php?link=dealer

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Old 15 August 2004, 07:01   #3
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ex Contract Outboards

I've already spoken to the local dealers listed on the baruss web site and they all seem to have nothing at the moment, hence posting on here to try and gain some info on recomended dealers in Hants/ Devon etc

I should have said in my last post , idealy I'm looking for a 40 or 50 hp long shaft with eletric start, not to worried about power trim etc, the main thing I want is reliability and I'm told that Mariners are the way to go for this.


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I believe the next lot will be available at the end of the year. But there may still be some hovering around. Isaw one on E-bay a few weeks ago.
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The new 40 Mariners are the same as Mercury, the old contract engines are Yamaha´s.

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end of the year, Yikes

I was hoping to pick somthing up in the next couple of weeks,

any other recomendations other than ex contarct Mariners, dose anyone have anything to say on Force Outbaords? but I would like ultimate reliabilty regardless of brand,

I Appreciate the help people , its always good to sound other people out and learn from there experiences,

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Then you would not look at Force, you should look to Jap´s like Suzuki or even Tohatsu

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I do not have experiance of Selva but they are Yamaha related I think, Italian made.

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Cheers Bogib, have a credibility point

That's force Outboards of my list then,

I was quite interested in Tohatsu as they seem a little cheaper, but a mate rekons there not much cop,


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Theres nothing wrong with Tohatsu. They are just old technology. They are good reliable engines at a good price
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