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Old 15 December 2014, 17:55   #11
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Ok Good luck whatever you decide in, post some pics when you do!!
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Old 16 December 2014, 07:20   #12
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Not sure about the 150 but I've just taken delivery of a 115 for fitting myself. Best price I found was BMC, who quoted less than their internet price by a few hundred pounds. Service so far has been very good too.

The engine is big and very shiny. I am part way through fitting but still need to hang the engine and fit the smartcraft sensors.

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Old 16 December 2014, 07:28   #13
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Old 16 December 2014, 08:05   #14
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Old 16 December 2014, 08:38   #15
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As said, they gave me a much better price than that when i contacted them. Was only a few hundred more inc delivery, control cables and smartcraft (950 upgrade &#128514.

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Old 16 December 2014, 15:38   #16
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We can do a better deal than those prices! Come and talk to me!!
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Old 16 December 2014, 18:28   #17
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I would agree with Phill & Callums advice, Give Laurence Lock at Barnet Marine a call. He can get great deals on Mercury outboards & can have them pdi inspected & then re-crated and shipped out to you, to fit yourself. Good to deal with & very quick turnaround times
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Old 17 December 2014, 02:28   #18
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So you don't want a Suzuki because of the additional cost. The total cost of a new package is say 30k so going for the suzukii is going to add 10% of which you will probably get half that back in resale value. As clam chowder says when looking for used boats you are looking for the max power. Having searched the used market and discussed with sellers as well as users the number of times it was said 'I wished I had a bigger engine' was frequent.

One of my criteria when I bought my used RC585 was being able to sell it easily and without loosing too much money. I was lucky and have got a great set up with a 140hp Suzuki. We live just around the corner from Degandjo who have the new Ribquest 6.5 super sport and have also been out with them a couple of times. They run a 175 Suzuki. There top speed is 3 or 4 knots faster than us and we have managed 42 with the wind. Fuel consumption is very similar on a day out with optimum at 3500rpm with a cruising speed of 20 to 25 knots

What a shame if you spent all that money and came to regret it. I know what I would try and do!

Oh by the way that got me thinking how many rc585 with 140s are posting on here?
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can have them pdi inspected & then re-crated and shipped out to you, to fit yourself.
How does he check installation is correct, as in fuel lines, cable adjustment, steering, mounting bolts etc?
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Old 17 December 2014, 07:34   #20
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How does he check installation is correct, as in fuel lines, cable adjustment, steering, mounting bolts etc?
I have made enquiries about this, it isn't a problem to have it PDI'd.

The only exception to that is redbay will not sell a boat without them fitting it, which is cool.

As for the suzuki prices versus the price of the boat. yes ideally i would like the max HP (which is 200) but the 175 is a heavy lump, be better with a 200hp these days.

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