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Old 18 July 2013, 20:31   #1
Country: Other
Town: Stanley,Falkland Islands.
Boat name: Pacific Pintail
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 125 Opti
MMSI: 740389000
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Mariner F100, views on this Eng.

Looking at a RIB thats up for sale, its got a Mariner F100 on the back, any one with views on these engines, good ,bad , or indifferent.

Long time since I played with an outboard, and that was an "Old" volvo penta, carbed ,45.

Any views welcome. cheers.

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Old 19 July 2013, 02:28   #2
Country: UK - Scotland
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Boat name: snagglepuss
Make: Shetland
Length: 6m +
Engine: 90 hp Outboard
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there is nothing wrong with it at all, and depending on the condition it would not put me off if it was in good nick and I liked the rib.

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Old 19 July 2013, 02:31   #3
Country: UK - England
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Make: RIBTEC 655
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 150
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I had the 115, was an excellent engine.
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Old 20 July 2013, 14:20   #4
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i have one, what age is it and how many hours are on it? one thing i would personaly factor in is the second you buy it get it serviced inc a timing belt, cheap peace of mind. i think Cameron charged me about 350 for a service/timing belt change. it didn't need replacing to look at it (3 year old engine with 155 hours) but i still went ahead.

as with anything, servicing is the key and how well it has been looked after.

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Old 20 July 2013, 14:51   #5
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Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
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Engine: 200HP Optimax
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There's one on a ribcraft 545 I use quite a bit. It's quiet, pulls well, smooth and reliable. Nice motor.
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