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Old 29 January 2010, 15:59   #1
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Where do all the big old out board engines go to die ?
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Old 29 January 2010, 16:07   #2
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Old 29 January 2010, 16:09   #3
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Old 30 January 2010, 10:25   #4
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Baiter slipway on a Saturday morning in the summer...
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My local OB guy has several (10ish)big motors of all types - I asked him why......

They come in as part exes - but he reckons on alot it is more costly to fix/service (and then sell) to a level he would feel happy with to give reliability etc . So they sit for years and are sold for the bits when he gets a call looking for a bit off a specific engine (or a common across motors but rare/costly bit)
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Old 30 January 2010, 13:34   #6
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My local OB guy has several (10ish)big motors of all types - I asked him why......

They come in as part exes - but he reckons on alot it is more costly to fix/service (and then sell) to a level he would feel happy with to give reliability etc . So they sit for years and are sold for the bits when he gets a call looking for a bit off a specific engine (or a common across motors but rare/costly bit)
I would have thought there would have been such things as marine scrapyards.
But I have not seen any.
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I would have thought there would have been such things as marine scrapyards.
But I have not seen any.
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There are outboard breakers. Possibly best known is Bill Higham (or is that Highprices) Marine. Like most of them he sells/fixes complete engines as well as bits of old knackered ones.
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There are outboard breakers. Possibly best known is Bill Higham (or is that Highprices) Marine. Like most of them he sells/fixes complete engines as well as bits of old knackered ones.

Yes i have seen them on his site and the prices well ??
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Thank goodness a scrapman collected the engine today.
I thought i was going to have to cut it into bits and put bits in the dustbin each week for the rest of my life.

It was an old Mercury outboard enormous size I don't even know what the hp was.
I was given a long time ago. 3 guys to pick it up and four to put it on a truck.

I offered it about and was told you bring it here and were take it.
Because it was free no one would collect it.
Kerching 15.00 in my pocket.
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Next time, try offering it on here. I'd have found a use for it!
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