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Old 15 May 2013, 15:32   #21
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I will find out more when I meet the seller on Friday morning, it does come with paperwork so I don't doubt the seller. He is into jet skis etc, and from what he said the original purchaser couldn't afford to pay for a job and so was in a position where he had to offer something as payment.
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Old 16 May 2013, 03:34   #22
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Well it looks like you got a bargain anyway, as these engines cost over 1500 to buy new.

It's highly unlikely that anybody will come knocking on your door asking if you are a "commercial user".

I've got one of these and contrary to what I was told before I bought it, the engine is happy to troll along the canal at 2-4mph without oiling up, and it makes a lot less noise than my old Mariner 4-stroke 6hp.
Also it vibrates less through the tiller, I guess being a twin cylinder helps, plus the power head is rubber mounted.
At higher speeds it will push my Zodiac SIB to over 20mph with two people on board, with hardly even a pause while it "gets out of the hole" at 6mph.
It's also no heavier than the Mariner so is easy to carry, and can be stored at any angle.

So overall a superb little engine.
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Old 16 May 2013, 04:26   #23
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Thanks for that, it sounds like its exactly what I need as my boating is similar to yours.

It moves faster than I expected 2 up!
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Old 16 May 2013, 09:13   #24
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I have a Tohatsu 9.9 in my loft, serviced in December 2012, if anyone is interested in it ??
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Old 16 May 2013, 12:29   #25
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The speed does depend on your boat, my Zodiac 285s has a solid floor with a V-keel and it does plane easily, it would achieve 14-15mph two up with the Mariner 6hp on it.

As already stated you do need to run in the Tohatsu on a 25/1 premix and it will smoke like a tramp steamer during this time. But it's only for the first 10 hours then you can change the premix to 50/1 and it then produces a lot less smoke.

It was a bit embarrasing on the canal tbh leaving a fog of two stroke smoke behind us, I guess that's one of the reasons why these engines were banned.

But once run in it's a lot better.
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Old 16 May 2013, 13:27   #26
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Cheers, I grew up with a 12' fibreglass tub with a 5 horse seagull, so I know all about leaving a trail of smoke and a pretty rainbow in the water behind me..!

Whilst its a pain running it in, at least I know it's been done properly etc

The seller phoned me today and said that he had picked up the original toolkit, I will post back tomorrow when it's in my dining room!
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Old 17 May 2013, 12:52   #27
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Just got back from Wales, here she is

It is as described and the sellers story checks out, looking forward to testing it this weekend and running it in!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6664637...ream/lightbox/
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Old 17 May 2013, 15:24   #28
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....It is as described and the sellers story checks out,
Looking at your other Flickr photos, it's probably just as well
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Is that a beretta EELL? Lovely scroll work and wood.
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Old 17 May 2013, 15:37   #30
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No it's a Bettinsoli Overland EL, it went yesterday and paid for the motor
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