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Old 04 November 2010, 13:13   #1
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Optimax starter motor

Barrus haven't got any starter motors in stock (150 opti).....they are on back order from Belgium and won't be available until end of next week.

Need to be on the water Tuesday....so....

Has anyone got a second hand one we could buy in the interim? Alternatively, any trade members got a new one in stock or a loaner on a motor?

Any /all suggestions appreciated....as well as any 'triggers broom' comments

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Old 04 November 2010, 14:00   #2
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Have you tried Hank at American Marine Imports? 01789 491673

They carry quite a bit of stock for Mercs
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I'm guessing you have tried all the local 'ish dealers, Dale Sailing, Quadra Boats and M Jones Marine.

As a last resort there is this on ebay, an expensive starter motor, but you would have lots of spares:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mercury-150-Op...item2a0b205389
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Hi Dan I needed a new starter for my mariner 150hp V6 and got it from http://www.mareng.co.uk/ they carry the full list of stuff fro all OB's.Their prices are good to.
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Old 04 November 2010, 17:58   #5
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http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17192

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Erm why not just get it rewound?

Most auto electrical companies will rewind a starter motor in an afternoon. Its cheaper, quicker and more environmentally friendly.

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Erm why not just get it rewound?

Most auto electrical companies will rewind a starter motor in an afternoon. Its cheaper, quicker and more environmentally friendly.

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Hi Chris I take your point re above but is it not that sometimes its the magnets that are buggered so that rewinding would be pointless and there never would be enough power to thump the motor into action.

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If the magnets are shot, you rewind it and than 'flash' it to re-magnetise.
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If the magnets are shot, you rewind it and than 'flash' it to re-magnetise.
Thanks Tony I just always thought that if they were nackered that was it. I now know better.
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