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Old 04 June 2008, 12:42   #1
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Top engine mounts broken...

I'm thinking about buying a certain RIB, however, within the listing it says 'BUT THE TOP ENGINE MOUNTS HAVE BROKEN'. I really don't know anything about this. Any help atall on what problems this will cause, how much they might cost to repair, how big a job/problem it is?

Anything really!!


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(This is a desperate plea as i'm going to view the boat tomorrow)
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Old 04 June 2008, 13:38   #2
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need to find a bit more ifo about that, is he talking the engine to transom mounts,, ?? if he is then depending on the engine, weight etc, it could be repaired,or even replaced
could he e mail pics of the broken section to you and post it on here asap
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need to find a bit more ifo about that, is he talking the engine to transom mounts,, ?? if he is then depending on the engine, weight etc, it could be repaired,or even replaced
could he e mail pics of the broken section to you and post it on here asap

Right, as i'm not really sure what to be looking for i've posted a few pictures of the engine and where it's mounted. Thing is, it seems to be mounted fine? Maybe i'm missing something, or he's talking about different mounts.

Here are the pictures, anyway. Let me know what you think!

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There will be top and bottom engine mounts. These are rubber mountings which prevent the engine vibration getting into the boat and they also prevent high engine loads feeding directly into the saddle. When you push the engine from side to side and feel movement before it swivels, that is the give in the engine mounts.

Replacement can be involved, depending, to some extent, on the amount of corrosion on the mounting studs.
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Failing that, here's the listing...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ksid=p3907.m29

He doesn't really go into too much detail, hence why i'm im going to have a look


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If the top engine mounts have gone then it could be a powerhead off to replace and a 500 bill to fix, which may be why it hasn't been repaired. Never seen a broken 40 hp mariner engine mount even during rib racing with 2 x 40 hp outboards. If they are worn thats one thing and it is an old engine, but snapped? oops

However we have a friendly good mechanic in Southampton who could sort if you want.

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If the top engine mounts have gone then it could be a powerhead off to replace and a 500 bill to fix, which may be why it hasn't been repaired. Never seen a broken 40 hp mariner engine mount even during rib racing with 2 x 40 hp outboards. If they are worn thats one thing and it is an old engine, but snapped? oops

However we have a friendly good mechanic in Southampton who could sort if you want.

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Blimey, didn't realise it'd be such an expensive job!

Any chance you could PM me the contact details of that friendly mechanic?


Thanks for your help!

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Sure, you need to have a chat with Steve on 07765838040, he should be able to give you a better estimate of the costs involved and be cheaper than a dealer as he is a mobile mechanic. Good guy talk it through with him first before you buy.

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Sure, you need to have a chat with Steve on 07765838040, he should be able to give you a better estimate of the costs involved and be cheaper than a dealer as he is a mobile mechanic. Good guy talk it through with him first before you buy.

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Thanks so much for reccomending steve, he said he's going to try and get the job done late next week!

So happy, and such great service!

Thanks again!
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So happy, and such great service! Thanks again!
Is Ribnet a service yet ? Maybe it should be
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