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Old 02 August 2013, 17:03   #11
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As you can see the engine although 1987 looks to be in very good condition, it starts and runs pefectlyl (in my wheelie bin ) smokes a little on start up but I am just running the fuel off that came with the tank 5 gallons , so probably old fuel, he through in a foot pump and life jacket.

I have done a compression test and both cylinders are within 2psi @ 110psi do not know if this is good or bad but like I say runs very well, and it does look like it has been well maintained.

So once again very happy
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Old 02 August 2013, 19:56   #12
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Compression is ok

I bet that boat is an awful lot of fun.
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Old 03 August 2013, 04:39   #13
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Compression is ok

I bet that boat is an awful lot of fun.

Thanks again for your input, I hope you meant fun in the true sense of the word and not fun as it looks like it might fall to bits

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Old 03 August 2013, 04:51   #14
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Looks like a superb deal. There is another good BIN here, looks like a lot of fun for the dough:

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I would say you got the bargain of the year there bartiny. I just swapped a hardshell displacement boat, trailer, and 4 year 4hp old engine..which I considered was worth around 1.5k for a 1996 setup.. kind of similar to yours ..hey and it is fun..in a fun way.. the 25 hp will make it fly
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Looks like a superb deal. There is another good BIN here, looks like a lot of fun for the dough:

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Thanks Max, hell that Zodiac does look a good deal but not being too experienced in these matters I could be wrong, but I would have give it a go

I was very lucky with The set up I got mainly because it was badly listed it looked like the auction was just for a rather sad looking Humber sib so I guess that any brousers would skip past it as it was a starting bid of 450.00, you would have had to have been interested in the sib to go into the listing to read the description only then did it mention the Mariner etc.

Thanks for your input , cant wait to try it
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I would say you got the bargain of the year there bartiny. I just swapped a hardshell displacement boat, trailer, and 4 year 4hp old engine..which I considered was worth around 1.5k for a 1996 setup.. kind of similar to yours ..hey and it is fun..in a fun way.. the 25 hp will make it fly
Thanks for that, my setup is 10yrs older than yours so hard to judge, like I explained to Max I was very lucky, just need to get out and try it now.

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You can't go wrong - if the engine works reliably and the boat floats then where else can you have that much potential fun for 400 odd!
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Another great deal here just listed in the last hour or so. A grand for this lot:

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Looks like a superb deal. There is another good BIN here, looks like a lot of fun for the dough:

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Only thing to watch with these Zodiacs (mid 80s) is that the tube seam runs under the lace cuff. Zodiac later moved the seam underneath which was better, as the boat was subject to pressure increase in hot weather. The Yamaha engine is probably early 80s and built to last. Change the impeller, thermostat, gear oil, sparks and starter pull cord regularly and this engine will last forever.
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