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Old 21 April 2012, 13:12   #11
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Give this dealer a call, drive to Cornwall, run it on muffs, check compression, check tilt and trim, pay your money, shake hands, drive home, service it, now enjoy it. Job done.
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Old 21 April 2012, 13:12   #12
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"good market value" for a Yam 75hp 2 stroke is not 1,895, currently more like 2,500 so there was scope for repair, especially if the seller would drop to take into account the defects.

I agree with you though if you were told it's running sweet as your bound to be upset having travelled all that way!

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Old 21 April 2012, 13:13   #13
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Give this dealer a call, drive to Cornwall, run it on muffs, check compression, check tilt and trim, pay your money, shake hands, drive home, service it, now enjoy it. Job done.
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He's tried that already

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Old 21 April 2012, 15:06   #14
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"good market value" for a Yam 75hp 2 stroke is not 1,895, currently more like 2,500 so there was scope for repair, especially if the seller would drop to take into account the defects.

I agree with you though if you were told it's running sweet as your bound to be upset having travelled all that way!

Hang in there, something WILL turn up soon

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according to the dealer thats about the going rate for it on a private sale.....
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Old 21 April 2012, 15:46   #15
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Must be irritating travelling up and then having issues. Wasnt he willing to negotiate on the price due to the defect? Or did you just turn it down. May have got a bargain if he shfted on the price and it turned out to be something silly. Of course it could have been something nasty too but if he budged a fair amount may have still been a goof buy.

personally I have had nothing but reliability and fantastic performance from Yamahas sounds like it was a one off dont let it change your opinion of them all.

Good luck hunting another one
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Old 21 April 2012, 17:08   #16
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He's tried that already

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I know. You know what they say about leading a horse to water....!
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sometimes its just not worth the risk, cant afford to risk throwing 2750 away, its time to play the waiting game.........
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Old 22 April 2012, 01:53   #18
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Hi

we like yams, a bit over priced new but we would put them in the top 2 of manufactures. I do agree though that travelling any distance to find the item is not as promised is a kick in the teeth and even more so with the high price of fuel we pay.

This though is a problem with a lot of things and not just outboards so please don't be put off yams.

FYI I have an 75 etec in with 75 hours and a mid 90' mercury in (2 stroke mint engine hood has a few scratches that has been on loch lomond for the last 15 years) if that helps pm if interested as I dont want to hijack the thread.

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