Just purchased a 1999 Suzuki 25hp, from a guy locally who bought it new and used the engine for one season, winterised service and then stored in his dry garage since.
It was advertised on ebay for £750 buy it now!! He called me just before I left to till me he couldn't turn it over with the pull cord. It was not connected to the control box so he hasn't tryed to start it electrically which is a good thing.
He seemed genuine, other than wear & tear in the prop and lower leg it is immaculate and there is no evidence of excess rust under the cover on the block or wiring terminals. All the head bolts have not been tampered with. I am hopeing it is only a light seizure.... Fingers crossed!!
So I hammered him down to £175
and comes complete with electric start and control box, worst case scenario it is surely worth this for parts.
I am using the engine on an inflatable, will keep the control box and starter motor in case I need it on another boat one day.
Firstly does anyone know of a tiller arm going cheap, or what would one cost new. I may be lucky and ask the original supplier, local to me, if he has one spare covered in dust somewhere..
Also, do you think I have a bargain and has anyone experienced a similar light seizure and i'm not talking medical conditions!!
Bit of reassurance would be welcome