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Old 13 August 2015, 03:45   #11
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Saw that one myself, looks good spare prop as well, the money is right, finding these motors for sale is the problem, was going to buy that one myself but dug deep 500 more for a new one
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Old 13 August 2015, 03:48   #12
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Thanks for that speedy reply! As I thought, it sounds as if it's critical for optimum performance. Am I correct in thinking the Yam SIBs are just re-branded Zodiacs?

No I don't have a Bravo pump, I've always used the standard foot pump in the past. I've had it recommended now by several folk so that looks the way to go I'd think!

I'm beginning to think I maybe should have gone for a 3.8m boat and with either a 15hp or even 20hp. Oh well, I think we'll see how this one performs! I can always upgrade next year!

I'm vey tempted by the Tohatsu.. That weight v performance is a belter! That said, I've found a cracking Yam 8hp for around half the cost of the Tohatsu..
Goodness! It's a complicated business! Is the extra grunt of the 9.8 worth almost double the money of the 8hp..?
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Old 13 August 2015, 04:02   #13
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Remembering what I said about the revs at which the Tohatsu develops its power compared to an 8hp... personally as long as that Yamaha 8hp isn't a really old one (is it post 2000?) I'd buy it and see how you get on. If OK you've done well.

Then if you feel you need a 9.8/10/15 buy at winter prices from Oct onwards then sell the 8hp next May/June for maximum money.
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Old 13 August 2015, 04:21   #14
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Grab the yam, enjoy the rest of the summer, then it sounds like an aerotec upgrade is on the cards at some point, that's my tuppence worth,
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Old 13 August 2015, 07:40   #15
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Thanks so much chaps for that!

I'm very tempted with the Yam.. I will use the boat a fair bit on my own, when I'm sure the 8hp will be fine as I only weigh 11 stone!

I'm not sure on age, but I imagine late 90s. The owner says he's had it in the family from new.

I'll try and post a pic up of it..
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Old 13 August 2015, 07:45   #16
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I think outboard pic should be below somewhere..
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Old 13 August 2015, 07:49   #17
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1998 or later. I still think of them as new engines, but then again it doesn't seem that long ago to me that Yamaha did major revisions to their 2 stroke engine range.... And that was in 1984!
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Old 13 August 2015, 08:00   #18
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Thanks Phantom.. I thought about then. ALmost bought a Yam 4hp outboard around that time but ended up with a Mariner in the end. Thought it looked familiar.

Fella is wanting about 600 for it I believe. I'm pretty clueless about the value of outboards as it's a good few years since I had one!

What would you think to pay? It's always been flushed out after use and seems to have been well looked after.

Many thanks
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Old 13 August 2015, 11:28   #19
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Excuse my rusty ignorance... is that a short shaft or standard shaft engine?

I understand I will require a shirt shaft with the Yam 310.. Would you agree chaps?

Thanks again..
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Agree
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