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Old 28 January 2015, 03:50   #1
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search for a secondhand engine

Hi guys,
I've just entered into the world of boating and have bought an Avon FRB 3.80. Seems like a great bit of fun.
I'm now on the hunt for a second-hand 20hp, short shaft outboard to go with her.
I was wandering if anybody has any suggestions as to where I could find one! They seem to be very hard to come across as the few I've seem are long shaft.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks.
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Old 28 January 2015, 03:58   #2
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2 strokes not available for leisure users anymore so people hang on to them, short shaft normally more desirable.
Always see a motor run before parting with money.
Check that it starts ok, pumps water well and gears work ect.

where in Cornwall are you ?.
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Old 28 January 2015, 04:01   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the pointers. I'm a newbie in boating so can do with all the help I can get! lol!
I'm back in my home town of Falmouth. A great place for boating!
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Old 28 January 2015, 04:17   #4
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I am told that Robin ....... outboards from Penryn is a good dealer from someone with first hand experience , if your budget stretches to used dealers prices.
Buying secondhand is full of pitfalls if you are new to it, take a mate that knows what to check if you can.

Will be out on carrick roads myself later in the year.
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Old 28 January 2015, 08:21   #5
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Look on Ebay, Gumtree or Facebook group pages like Boats and outboards for sale,Boats for sale in the southwest and many more, there are loads of small 2 strokes out there.
But beware there is a lot of C**p out there too, even from some of the so called dealers.
If you have no knowledge of outboards definitely take some one with you.
Good Luck
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Old 28 January 2015, 09:22   #6
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mariner marathon 2004 25hp short on ebay 405 bid at the mow
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Old 28 January 2015, 13:21   #7
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mariner marathon 2004 25hp short on ebay 405 bid at the mow

This is mine.

Guessing the FRB needs a tiller control, my engine is remote control, however a tiller could be fitted, PM me if your interested.
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Old 28 January 2015, 16:25   #8
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Hi Ribble

No shortage of outboards out there and no shortage of advice in here. Take your time.
Don't buy a banger for tuppence.
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Saw that one, no Tiller but 100 should get a tiller.Probably price 1200-1600.
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check it has a real serial number, with a dealer of that make of OBM. when I worked people gave me serial numbers that were not of that hp or completely fictishus. A service history with reciepts would be nice as well.
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