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Old 08 December 2010, 13:24   #21
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Country: Norway
Town: Haugesund
Boat name: Katrina
Make: Hurricane
Length: 6m +
Engine: 100 Hp Merc.
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Used to have an old Yamaha 40Hp 2 cyl on my 4M Searider. This engine was built with parts from at least 3 engines, the main engines had a broken crankshaft and a stuck gear-case - a match made in heaven Just changed the bottom crankcase bearing seal and the impeller before putting the various parts together. It sounded like a stone crusher so I intended to run it for a couple of years until i could get a "proper" engine, but it was still running when I sold the rig 8 years later. Only thing I had to change was one of the coils.

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Old 08 December 2010, 18:24   #22
Country: New Zealand
Length: 3m +
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Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
as per the title, remembering some of us boat / RIB on very tight / limited budgets, what in your opinion is the best engine out of all the old 2 strokes : Chrysler - Volvo Penta - Evinrude - Crescent - Johnson etc, you get the idea
I have had a great run with a Mercury 15 and then 25 over the last 20 years. These were on my sailing cat so they were out in all weathers all year. Extremely reliable and corrosion resistant, these were genuine Mercury product not re-badge Tohatsu that you get these days.

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Old 09 December 2010, 07:02   #23
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Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Bangor, Co Down
Boat name: Ribeye & Tremlett 15
Make: Ribeye & Tremlett 15
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha F40, Merc 500
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Merc manual on ebay....covers 1966 > 74

( no connection to seller & already have a copy )

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