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Old 01 March 2016, 12:32   #41
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Me too it might not be worth the hassle for a few quid

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Old 01 March 2016, 12:34   #42
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The belt is about 20 and the job is very easy with basic-med engine workshop tools. Happily do it myself.
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Old 01 March 2016, 12:46   #43
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So you will be looking at an hour to do @45 an hour + 20 + vat not going to bust the bank I live near international marine supplies so will have a cupa with David who owns it and have a chat about fishing while it's done
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Old 01 March 2016, 12:51   #44
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Yep at 1 x 45 labour hardly worth resisting the dealer... just that I've heard silly money for outboard service/repair charges from folks with new motors... mostly larger ones though.
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Old 01 March 2016, 14:38   #45
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When I bought the charging kit it was a hour job charge was 45 but the mechanic was busy so I did it myself no guarantee issues doing that guess is you carnt get it wrong plug and play as it were.
Out of interest I just had a look on YouTube for changing a timing belt ok on o Honda 90 but good enough hardest thing undoing the crank bolt 181N so you need the crank holding tool otherwise easy.
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Jeff you'll be pleased when this engine finally arrives and I can stop the questions... but...

Assuming they would be similar between 20-25hp how did the charge kit terminate? Some sort of flying lead or a socket in purpose built place on the lower cowling?

I see the kit for mine is available for 88 and at that may be worth it.
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Jeff you'll be pleased when this engine finally arrives and I can stop the questions... but...

Assuming they would be similar between 20-25hp how did the charge kit terminate? Some sort of flying lead or a socket in purpose built place on the lower cowling?

I see the kit for mine is available for 88 and at that may be worth it.
ask away David takes me away from work no probs
when you get the kit it has a step by step guide very easy.
you get a rectifier with a mount and a fused wiring loom that is just pull out the blanks and push connectors in tie wraps the lot.
the only termination you have is the two wires to your battery from the end of the loom i fitted mine with two bullet connectors staggered and insulated with amalgamation tape and electrical tape but you could get a connector from RS supplies if you wish it all clips back in where it came from as factory fit very neat when i fitted the hour meter i ran the wire the same route for neatness.


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>>>the only termination you have is the two wires to your battery from the end of the loom

Thanks.

So is this a flying lead that needs tying up round the outboard when removing at the end of the day or is there a power socket that fits to the outboard as the disconnect point?
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>>>the only termination you have is the two wires to your battery from the end of the loom

Thanks.

So is this a flying lead that needs tying up round the outboard when removing at the end of the day or is there a power socket that fits to the outboard as the disconnect point?
good point you have to be mobile. at the front of the engine at the side of the warning lights there's a rubber gromit best for your application is to have a waterproof plug socket female fitted in there at least 20 amp then male on to cable to the battery through an isolation switch just in case you drop it on to a wet floor it will look real neat.
no reason why you couldn't do it with a cigar lighter socket as long as its got a bung when not in use, there's one in the force 4 catalog part 170029 39.95 pricey but 40A waterproof plug and socket there is others but only 10A rated your running up to 14A

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just had a look at mine thinking roll the cable up and fit in side engine cowl but there's not a lot of room in the 25 i would wait till you get it and have a look for the best option just have to be mindful of the costs racking up 20-30 here and there and simple less connections the better.
i can send you a copy of my installation instructions if you want just PM me your address and i will post them out to you.


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