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Old 15 September 2013, 17:15   #1
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waste of time + money or not?

I have got in touch with a guy who is connected with some RYA training centers. He says he has come of there engine which have broken while o exercises. Apparently these engines are taken straight off the boat and put into dry storage to be fixed. Over time they accumulate and he has the job of selling some off.

He has offered me a 2006 mariner efi 40hp for only 300, because they just need to get rid of them. It is suspected that some dirt made its way past the filter and blocked up one of the injectors, but it is not certain. Am I stupid to take a risk? The concern I do have is that because the engines are taken straight off (no flushing) then stored, the salt water inside will just completely annihilate the head, or am a wrong?

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Old 15 September 2013, 17:22   #2
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For 300 its a no brainer.


If its more serious and not economical to repair then eBay it.

You can't lose IMO.
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Yeah, I'll have it if you don't
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Freston Junior, how does he propose to sell this engine to you? Are you calling to collect it and give him the cash or is he sending it to you - after you pay him?
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Beware the RYA only use Yamaha and have for a good while. I do work for them at there main store/ service centre and there isn't any mariners there. Get me his name and where he is and ill get him checked out
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Beware the RYA only use Yamaha and have for a good while. I do work for them at there main store/ service centre and there isn't any mariners there. Get me his name and where he is and ill get him checked out
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I am mistaken, then are from a sailing school, not the RYA.
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First response is there is a training centre in the area that you gave me. They are a RYA credited training centre and not actually the RYA. This could account for the use of mariners
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First response is there is a training centre in the area that you gave me. They are a RYA credited training centre and not actually the RYA. This could account for the use of mariners
Well he does seem very genuine, normally, you just get that feeling when it is scam. I am not feeling it with this one, lets hope I am right
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My gut feeling would always be tainted with mistrust, I would have a deal but collect it, in my long dealings with this sort of seller I have always found other gear at there premises that I could also incorporate into the deal and depending on where you live will only take a day out of your life, you may meet a good contact for more equipment
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