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Old 24 February 2010, 13:17   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymuff
Boat name: Stingray
Make: Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115hp mercury
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 134
Mariner 60HP Bigfoot - what's it worth?

i have a Mariner 60HP Bigfoot.

just been fully stripped, refurbished and overhauled by a main dealer. compressions etc all like new now. done in December 09.

2002 approx build year.
electric start, tilt and trim.
spec is as in this advert. image also the same:

new impellor etc
in VGC. starts first turn. with remote etc

looking to sell. as i now have a bigger engine fitted.

it was winterized and removed carefully.
i had her in the water a couple of weeks ago. so i am confident that she is A1

where can i get an idea of a fair value for her?
dont want to give her away, and nervous of trying to sell on Ebay.

also, when's the best time to sell her?
i presume in the spring?

any help is appreciated


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Old 24 February 2010, 13:39   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: South Coast
Boat name: No Name
Make: Ribx-450
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard 60hp 2 Merc
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 108

Billhigham has 50 hp 2strokes from 1500-2000k.

Why was it rebuild? What work was done?

I recon about 1700 pounds, but depends on the reciepts for the work etc and hours.

1200 it will sell quickly, 2000 and you will have to wait a long time.

I am sure someone else will comment on this............

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Old 24 February 2010, 13:54   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymuff
Boat name: Stingray
Make: Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115hp mercury
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 134
work done:
well, when i bought her, with my boat, she was basically too small for my boat for what i intended to do, (diving etc).
but as a process of trying to see if we could make her work, during a full service, the yard found her compression not right on the middle of the three cylinders.
so, it could of stayed like that, it was not a major difference. but i am a bit of a stickler for things being right.
and new to boating, i did not want a faliure out at sea as it were.
still hoping that she would be ok in the end, the yard overhauled her.
as she was already part way through, it was not mega bucks to get her really right.
so they stripped her and replaced the block, as they found the rings had broken up in the middle chamber. it had badly scored the chamber, so it could of been reground, but i opted for a recon head instead. and a new piston.
then, they stripped the carbs, and fuel pumps, replaced the impellor and plugs etc
and put her all back together.
the result is a great engine, but sadly, with all this, not powerful enough for my boat!
(they did tell me it may not be before we started, but i had to try!!)

so, they think at some point she overheated to cause the original damage. but now she has been 'made new' she is A1

i have been totally honest in what i am saying, in an effort to assure someone that she is now sound.
has the history affected the value? or would a prospective buyer be happy that the work is done?
reciepts for the work are available!
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