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Old 15 May 2013, 14:17   #11
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I will probably get flamed for this, but the mid range Mercury red band engines were not the best they ever produced.

Not sure why you think you'll get flamed-the things were bloody awful.
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Old 15 May 2013, 14:28   #12
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Not sure why you think you'll get flamed-the things were bloody awful.
Guys who like old mercs, really like old Mercs.

People's memory's of the 70's can be a bit hazy, must have been the rose tinted glasses they used to look at there engines.
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Old 15 May 2013, 14:34   #13
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If it's got a 2 stroke pump, it's not a Red band.

POst a pic, but I bet it's one of these (which is 1993 to 1995):-


not one of these (Late 60's early 70's):-

it is one of the later motors as your 1st pic, so not the redband at all... sorry
the boat is a fletcher gto

so, guessing this is a far better option then on motor?

lovely condtion boat/motor, tidy trailer, cover, service of 500 last year on motor.....rough guide on price please if you can .....?
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it is one of the later motors as your 1st pic, so not the redband at all... sorry
the boat is a fletcher gto

so, guessing this is a far better option then on motor?

lovely condtion boat/motor, tidy trailer, cover, service of 500 last year on motor.....rough guide on price please if you can .....?

Still need to know which Fletcher it is, GTO is the trim level, not the model. Hve you got a picture or link ? If it hasnt got a model number it will have a name on it, Arrowsport, Arrowbolt, Arrowstreak etc.
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its an arrowflight
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it is one of the later motors as your 1st pic, so not the redband at all... sorry
the boat is a fletcher gto

so, guessing this is a far better option then on motor?
MUCh better option. Good motors.
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its an arrowflight
OK, So its the 14ft Fletcher Arrowflyte 140 GTO and that model of Merc is excellent. The good news is that at least it will move with that engine . Condition is everything, assuming it all works, the floor and transom are sound its going to be worth 2-4K. If its had any 'improvements' non standard seats, dodgy paintjobs etc, its going to be worth less.
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thanks again for all your help on this one, especialy as i have not been very active on the forum..(the little yam and zodiac have just been so reliable so i have not needed any help)
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just out of interest, can you retrofit power tilt and trim to a manual tilt and trim motor like the one in question? or is it prohibitively expensive?
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just out of interest, can you retrofit power tilt and trim to a manual tilt and trim motor like the one in question? or is it prohibitively expensive?
If it is not already fitted you have to get a cms unit ordered from america. They are a lot of money! You mount the outboard on the back of it then the cms unit mounts on to the transom.
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