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Old 24 November 2013, 13:20   #1
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Yam 55 Fun

Inter is setting in, so it's project time..!!

Before and After!
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Old 24 November 2013, 13:21   #2
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Winter is setting in....Can predictive text be switched off!!! Grrr
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Whats the project? Seems a little drastic...
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isnt it obvious? hes done a proper paint job - thats on my list of things to do
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For anyone who remembers, the old yammies were completely reliable and bombproof. I don't like to see them dying off. I've for a 3 cyl 50 destined for the Valiant, which will leave me with two 55s and a load of spare parts. The future idea is a twin engine rib, either a 6m Searider or if a moment of madness takes over, an ex Navy 5.4 set up for twins. The insurance may rule that out though, but how much fun would that be!!

I bought that one in the picture off fleabay, it looked as if it could use some TLC.
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Oh, also during. I'm going to polish it up soon, gaskets are on order, I have a powerhead with less than 50 hours on it. The saddle was badly corroded but I had another from a 60 Mariner only ever used in fresh water.
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Ahh yeah, see the second photo now...
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Project coming along nicely.
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Project coming along nicely, alloy wheel cleaner works wonders on carbs.
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Excellent. What are you doing with the cowl - is it damaged or marked? You can buy replacement decals from Yamaha, but they're not cheap.
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