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Old 12 June 2008, 12:50   #11
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Other than boats and outboards and ebay do you know of
some good places to get used outboards 40 to 55hp size??
Personally I think ebay prices can get a bit silly (people get carried away). Is there a friendly dealer/engineer near you - quite often they get talked into taking an old engine as part exchange for a new one.
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Old 13 June 2008, 08:11   #12
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I just multimapped your location, two of the results I could point you to near(ish) places, the others will need a trip to pick anything up!

One I do know of (tho' probably a bit far north for you) is Ardoran near Oban has (had?) a Honda 50 4- stroke for around 1500.

More southerly, there's Walkers Chandlery in Leigh - on -Sea (Southend, Just off the A127) has an assortment of secondhand stuff on a rack in the shop from 2 - 200 HP, what hangs on it varies from weeek to week. There's another in the Southend area the name of which I forget.

The other way of looking at it - What's your budget? 400 for an engine + 200 to get it properly serviced = 600. If you're looking in the " few hunderd" cateory then realistically there isn't going to be a lot out there that is going to be "plug'n'play at that price. Also if it doesn't idle you can haggle him down a bit, freeing up more cash to get a service..... Engines of that age don't depereciate unless you blow them up properly & totally kill them, so worst case, you can use it as a trade in for a known runner if it turns out to be knackered? .....And if its got PTT I'll give you some cash for that bit! I say all that based on my "half the fun of an old engine is bringing it back to life" theory!

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