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Old 23 March 2006, 08:08   #1
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RIB going nowhere :(

Guys,
I've just had my engine serviced and been given the bad news that it's probably not going to last me the season. I've only had the whole outfit since last summer, but just the hull is worth way more than I paid for it.

I've got a 3.5m rib with jockey console and a 25-30 year old evinrude, so I guess it's had it's day! Any ideas where I could find a 25 or 30hp, 2-stroke? I'm keeping an eye on boats and outboards and ebay. Any other ideas.

I was hoping to get out next weekend - doesn't look like that's going to happen now. Cheers guys.

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Old 23 March 2006, 08:29   #2
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Have a look for tohatsu - they are great but not being a "big" name prob are a bit cheaper.

Look at

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/

Ebay

http://www.adtrader.co.uk/ - this can be very good for bargains - it is the website for the yellow freeads paper.
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Old 23 March 2006, 09:06   #3
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Bill Highman is just West of Manchester (god forsaken place to find). Not cheap but at leat he has a really large quantity of stock and spares. Think of scrap yard for outboards located in an old church. Only problem is at this time of year it will be full price.

Should have plenty of Mariners or Yamahas in the size you need.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/broker/text/BHM001

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Old 23 March 2006, 09:24   #4
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Thats a shame, good job theres lots of used outboards on the market at the moment. Not sure what shaft length you need but theres a selection here:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/KWM309

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/OAB292 -cheap for a 2003 engine there good engines the Tohatsus too

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BHM448

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BHM447

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/CRA642 Yammie power for under 1k would be a pocket rocket with this on it.

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Old 23 March 2006, 12:40   #5
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Hi Tim

If you could stretch to a little more then this a bargain for a brand new engine:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/RIM022/

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Old 23 March 2006, 14:30   #6
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500 for this Yamaha, bit tatty but they seem to be bullet proof.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F93805

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Just out of interest, what was the prognosis on the old engine?
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Old 23 March 2006, 16:09   #8
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The reef plate (I think that's the right name) is losing it's mountings. The metal has corroded (not sure why or how) which the bolts went into. Two of the bolts have worked lose and caused air to get into the fuel system, causing it to backfire during the service. He's done a temporary repair, but I don't feel particularly confident in the engine any more.

If the engine was on a river cruiser it'd be fine - I just don't think it'll take the hammering on the trailer and the bashing around that it gets on the coast. It could last ages, or cause me problems on the next trip out!

I'll try and take some pictures over the weekend.
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Can't Helicoil the corroded threads? Maybe have a welder fill them and re-drill/re-tap?

OTOH, I'm not sure what a reef plate is.

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