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Old 19 August 2004, 11:29   #1
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PT+T 40hp Force Outboard for Sale on Ebay

At 100 pound at the moment, might be okay for someone?
these are/were made by mercury wernt they?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...487555601&rd=1
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Old 19 August 2004, 11:34   #2
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At 100 pound at the moment, might be okay for someone?
these are/were made by mercury wernt they?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...487555601&rd=1
No thanks, re badged chryslers, awful.

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Old 19 August 2004, 11:34   #3
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Its only got 9 days 21 hours to go!
Looks like the prop is of some old fixed shaft hard boat!
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sorry guys i didnt know that!
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Old 19 August 2004, 11:48   #5
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Old 19 August 2004, 20:47   #6
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hmm, would force parts fit an old 1978 Mercury engine?

Starter motor would be nice... so would the trim.... and the solenoids...

But that's like putting a Fiat Panda on steroids...
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Old 20 August 2004, 04:46   #7
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Force 40

I have a Force 40 on my wee tub. It came with the outfit, only 30 odd hours from new, not a mark on it. It ain't broke, it gives reasonable performance and economy, only minor problems (T/T relays giving up due to vibration, I think), so I shall continue to use it.

However - I would not buy another - its very old tech - runs dirty and noisy - has no peehole to indicate cooling water throughput - and spares are very hard to source - Props are not thru-hub on the pre-merc models.

Performance is also down compared to a Merc, Yam, Suzi etc - HP was measured differently - so output at prop is probably more like a 30-35HP.

As I said, I do not have any big probs with it, but I could not recommend buying one. When it comes time to replace it, I think I will invest in more modern technology.

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Better to have a cheap force outboard and be having a laugh on the water than not being on the water at all.
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