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Old 18 June 2014, 19:32   #11
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Might also want to pump some grease into the steering and tilt tubes and see what kind of stuff comes out.

Push/pull on the prop (shouldn't be any play.) Pull prop to make sure you can get it off.

Check all rubber bits for deterioration.

Rogue covered all the big stuff, I think.

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Old 18 June 2014, 19:42   #12
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Those decals would be early '90s in the UK.
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Old 18 June 2014, 19:49   #13
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Thanks all...

This is as close to I've come to buying one. I talked to the mechanic that did the pre-season work on it in February: he can't remember any issues. Though he did say that he heard that at some point, it had been put away for 5 years. I've emailed the owner to see what he says.

Also, you'll notice the paint on the lower leg looks a little dull compared to the upper leg. I asked him if that's an optical illusion or there's been some repainting...

It's a 3.5 hour drive north of me...I need to hear back on the above before I decide to drive up there! (I'll hopefully figure that out tonight)
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Old 19 June 2014, 00:51   #14
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LU takes a beating. I wouldn't be too worried about the paint. Do all you can to make sure the gears are OK (and not really sure what you can do about that aside from pressure testing and looking at oil), but...

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The good:

Every bit as pristine as the pictures make it look up top. Beautiful inside, perfect inside the cowling, fresh water engine all its life, probably really only has 75 hours on it or so, saw the maintenance notes and invoice from the full service a couple of months ago . Can't wait to piece the wiring harness back together (it's all quick disconnects) and get it running.
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The bad:
A little paint needs to be touched up on the lower unit and I'll probably ignore the skeg ding. The paint makes sense - the guy he bought it from had a cover that only covered the cowling the leg was always out in the California sun.
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Ah .. I see its in the boot of the car anyway
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The bad:
A little paint needs to be touched up on the lower unit and I'll probably ignore the skeg ding. The paint makesyou get that old. sense - the guy he bought it from had a cover that only covered the cowling the leg was always out in the California sun.
In NCP Years that engine is about 240 years old should you be so lucky that's all the repair work you'll need when you get that old. Bargain well done you!
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Thanks everyone for the help!

Now time to source a prop. Since this is a pretty standard set-up, I did a little searching:

Nos4r2 - 17 or 19 pitch is about what you want. 19 for 1 or 2 up, 17 for carrying more weight. Bear in mind the max recommended operating rpm for a Yam 90 2 stroke is 5500 rpm. I hit 5500 RPM with a 17k on the 85 Yam/SR5.4 (same motor bar premix)

RIB-Teccie - Usually yam props for that engine were (from memory) 13.5" x 13, 15, 17, 19 or 21". If you are loading the rib with fuel, crew & kit, you would look at the 15 pitch. The 17 would be a good utility choice.

Time to find a good prop....sounds like most of you go with aluminium.
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Lump mounted one hole up, holes sealed and tightened. No wiring done yet - still need to swap out the controls.
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