Originally Posted by Cookee
It shouldn't be a problem but the dealer in La Rochelle would be the person to ask!
I went to see the Mercury dealer in La Rochelle who is actually a pretty big dealer. He thought the answer was yes but said I needed to give him the serial number of the engine first - which having not purchased an Optimax yet I could not do.
He quoted circa £208 plus the cost of oil for the 115HP Optimax
and about £20 more for the 115HP EFI plus oil.
His price for a new Optimax 115HP with VAT(TVA) incl 5 yr warranty was €10,384 which equates to about £8,550. About £1,000 more than I think it would be in the UK.
Now this is where you can really laugh. The Mercury dealer on a local island near us (Ile de Re) has quoted £1,250 to include a service, wash the boat down which we do not want and generally take care of checking the RIB and engine over. We are still trying to get him to break out the actual engine service part which is the only thing we want.