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Old 21 July 2011, 13:38   #1
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
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Tohatsu 60hp starter motor

Just had the starter motor die a couple of days ago. As I'm on the west coast (Lewis), I didn't think I had a chance of sourcing a replacement. I always carry my own tools over here, spare impeller, keys, kill-cords, nuts and bolts, etc, because it's literally miles from anywhere, so couriers, and next day delivery isn't an option.

I found Ian (Tohatsu service agent) in Point near Stornoway. Chance would have it he was breaking a 60hp that had overheated. What a complete stroke of luck. 60 mile round trip to pick up the part, and I refitted it last night. Fired up first time - sweetest moment of the holiday!

Turns out Tohatsu UK are out of the motors anyway - with no delivery date for replacements either.

Stornoway Spares (Retail & Service), Isle Of Lewis HS1 2RN
Tel: 01851 702504 email: ian@stornowayspares.co.uk
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