Originally Posted by Paul Beaurain
Slightly off the original thread - but still related.
I am viewing a boat with Mariner 225 optimax 2002 this Thursday 27th. what should I be looking for in respect of service documention or on the unit itself. Does it have an inbuilt memory of the hours run? local dealer download? do these engines have a standard set of instruments when new?
for this size engine what hydraulic steering should be fitted?
Are 'muffs' available for this size engine to it to be run out of the water and for flushing after use?
Mariner dealer directory for servicing and future spares?
anything else you think relevent.
thanks (in advance)
*Check to see that the injectors have had the recall carried out on them. They should either be blue or have blue collars around them. If this hasn't been done I`d insist its done before you pay. Its about a grand for the parts alone otherwise.
*Also worth checking the trim/tilt motor. When it runs up it should do it at a healthy speed and not slow down (unless its on the trim section!)
*I always ask that the engine is not run in anticipation of a viewing. This way you can see if the batt and electrics are healthy.
*Also look to see if the skeg has been repainted. It can sometimes show a less than carefull owner.
*Plus a spanking new prop can mean its been hammered into something, damaging the gearbox but you`d never know.
*Also make sure its got OPTIMAX oil in it rather than the normal Premium 2 Cycle oil. (its a different colour) as it might invalidate your warranty.
*Obviously make sure the transom aint cracked and ask for everything paperwork related, particularly the warranty chit. (its about A6 size)
Plus if the guy says the trailer has just been serviced ask for the reciepts.