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Old 10 February 2005, 09:35   #11
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Are you puttin twin 150's on a boat or singles on two boats.

I also agree that the deal for the 115 yam doesn't seem that clever
Rogue old chap he's putting twin 150 optis on it ask him how much a set of spark plugs are gona cost

And i've been promised a ride out

Mike ......Let me know when your ready to go out.

One other thing, a little bird told me that you have a picture of my boat on your current brochure if this is true then i want a copy
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Old 10 February 2005, 11:47   #12
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your boat?

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Rogue old chap he's putting twin 150 optis on it ask him how much a set of spark plugs are gona cost

And i've been promised a ride out

Mike ......Let me know when your ready to go out.

One other thing, a little bird told me that you have a picture of my boat on your current brochure if this is true then i want a copy
You are welcome to a brochure, but I would shoot the little bird as sadly you are as yet not featured!!
so far 5 people have decided that the boat shown is their one, its mine I promise, oh yes except the one I boorowed from laurence at bartnet!

I have just sorted the sparks and can now run two for less than I ran one last year!!
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Old 10 February 2005, 14:32   #13
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The Dilemma

My engine is Suzuki DT90 & in good con for year very low hours
& the Yam is a Suzuki .
If this is a crap deal perhaps one of you gents would point me right direction
for a good one, although i would prefer Suzuki or Yam i will consider
Merc Mariner if the price is right
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Old 11 February 2005, 03:19   #14
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You are welcome to a brochure, but I would shoot the little bird as sadly you are as yet not featured!!
so far 5 people have decided that the boat shown is their one, its mine I promise, oh yes except the one I boorowed from laurence at bartnet!

I have just sorted the sparks and can now run two for less than I ran one last year!!

Ok so thats TD5 well shot now

Look forward to seeing the new boat in the flesh, the pics are awsome.

See you soon.
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Old 11 February 2005, 03:28   #15
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My engine is Suzuki DT90 & in good con for year very low hours
& the Yam is a Suzuki .
If this is a crap deal perhaps one of you gents would point me right direction
for a good one, although i would prefer Suzuki or Yam i will consider
Merc Mariner if the price is right
Grumpy.... I bought a brand new outgoing 2004 Yam 4 stroke 60hp just after the Soton boat show last year, i found that by ringing around the various dealerships the price kept going down, even to the point that i bluffed one dealer by saying i'd been offered it cheaper elsewhere by 200 so he'd leave me alone, and to my supprise he then actually matched the price.
In the end i settled for my local dealership on a price to supply, fit and commission the new engine which i was very happy with.

Ok so know your prospective new engine by researching it, and know your prices, how much Yam's or Suzi RRP and then through an internet search engine go looking, emailing and ringing around, go for outgoing models or years as they will invariably be cheaper, or your'll be able to bargain the price down, and if i were you i'd want more for your current 90 as it sounds like its in fairly good running condition !!

Good luck
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Old 11 February 2005, 15:02   #16
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The Delemma

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
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Old 11 February 2005, 15:23   #17
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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
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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.
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