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Old 21 November 2014, 16:15   #1
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yamaha 25hpp

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Seen a yamaha 25hp for sale, after checking numbers I believe its 1986, J stamped in bottom right corner. Would I be mad to consider such an old outboard, and then spares availability in future. Looks ok runs ok. Asking 500
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Not at all. Yams are built like the preverbial #*!t brick house. Parts are plentiful, as its old technology. Having said that marine parts are never cheap, especially for gaskets, thermostats, etc.

I sold a Yamaha 25hp, same age for 500, palletised a few years ago. I'll bet it's still running. That engine was sweet as a nut, and was easy to maintain.

Don't just hand over your hard earned cash though. See it start from cold, measure pressure across both cylinders, etc. Renew starter rope every other season. The 25hp needs a good tug to get it going and I've seen the rope fail on poorly maintained engines.

I'd also be asking for receipts, and history.

There's a Yamaha 2003 long shaft 30hp electric start at Seamark Nunn for 700, so an '86 engine should probably be nearer 400 tops, unless it's mint.
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No VAT private sale , no warranty , just thanks and goodbye.
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That's my signature regards VAT!

Take a look at this beauty on Ebay. It's long shaft, but this is fairly rare to come up for auction. Not cheap though. Yamaha 25HP outboard engine | eBay
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nice kit.
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Yamaha 25hp Short Shaft For Sale in Portlaw, Waterford from dbarr

Hope this opens
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Very little use, 30 hours? Is the seller having a laugh? The propeller looks like it came off a North Sea trawler, the skeg is damaged and the sacrificial anode has all the tell tale signs of a life at sea to say otherwise. Not worth 500.
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yah, neglected abused. Forget it.
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