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Old 22 December 2009, 16:44   #11
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I'd be offering 50 quid for it given the level of visible corrosion. At least it'll be worth that for scrap if it's as had it as it potentially could be.
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Old 22 December 2009, 18:05   #12
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Interestly that prop seems to have the end of one blade missing (it could be the angle of the photo). If it has and it's been run like that, I would be checking the gearbox and propshaft bearings out.


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Old 23 December 2009, 03:10   #13
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if the lower unit looks like that , then what does the internal cooling passages look like in the engine's block ?? SERIOUS CORROSION PROB'S . BE CAREFUL HERE . I WOULD OFFER NO MORE THAN £ 300.00 . You could have it for half a season and then runinto PROB'S
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Old 23 December 2009, 03:13   #14
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Just noticed. This is an older Pro 420 (4.2m). The transom is different and would have required a standard-shaft engine. The new Pro range all use long-shaft engines. The way the engine has been attached looks decidedly Heath-Robinson (most of the strain on the lower two bolts), which would account for the leg sitting in water even in the tilt up position. Your Tornado would easily take a 50hp, Couple of options here for you (both Yamaha).

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