Originally Posted by GRUMPY
Thanks for your input Bilge it all makes perfect sence
My engine is in good nick the power unit hasent had a spanner on it
starts first time & goes like stink
I will give BT a cash injection this coming week and see what comes up
the local guys dont to want to play
Your welcome, as a suggestion i' try BHG marine as a start point, do a search for Kevin Mole outboards too and work from there.
A few other things to consider are:
where will you get it serviced or have any repair warranty work carried out ! remember that mint bargain may have saved you a nice packet but if you have to take it 200 miles to have it serviced it will soon start to rack up costs.
And remember to include fitting out to, should cost about £150 - £200 to fit, some people will insist on doing it themselves
not me for a few extra quid its worth having it fitted by someone who does it all the time, and if they cock it up then its there problem not yours !
In the end i did a deal with my local mechanic to supply and fit the engine correctly, to clinch the deal he threw in a free 10 hour service which saved me another £100 odd quid.
If you cant get a resonable trade in deal on your old engine then consider selling it privatley instead, it has to be worth more than £1000 even as a trade in, problem is a dealer is in it to make money.
Good luck with your search.