Yamaha Outboard Problem
I purchased my first rib this year and have been extemely impressed with it up to now. However yesterday i was out in the Solent and ventured out past the Needles and around the Island a few miles. The Sea was pretty choppy but not too bad and we had a pretty good day. Now to my point, upon returning to Lymington the steering suddenly went stiff, upon checking this out both main bolts holding the outboard to the steering mount had sheered off. Is this a common problem? The outdoard is a Yam f115 with only 130hrs on it and it looks like it has caused a fair bit of damage around the other mounting area that was obviously taking all the strain.
The outboard was bought and fitted to the Rib by the guy i bought it off and with so little mileage put on it will Yamaha sort it out or do i have to bite the bullet and get it sorted myself? If that is the case i could do with the name of a good Marine Outboard guy or firm to sort it out Pronto!! I'm gutted all this good weather and now i'm stuck on dry land. HELP!