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Old 25 July 2013, 10:30   #31
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How about a 2002 2-stroke Mercury 15HP, good condition and recently serviced, with fuel tank and lines, 1400? Seems slightly overpriced to me?
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Old 25 July 2013, 11:01   #32
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It is (overpriced for a 2002) I think.

Lots come up all the time - keep looking as per earlier places (post #19) and be prepared to buy and split for a much better deal. Every day engines and packages come up but you need to be looking all the time and act quick and negotiate a deal 'outside' eBay:

quicksilver rib package with v hull and a 15hp johnson ready to go | Kent | Gumtree

YAMAHA 15HP 15 HP ENDURO OUTBOARD SERVICED BY PACERMARINE USED 2 TIMES ONLY | eBay

Yamaha 310 STI Airdeck Inflatable Rib & Mariner 15 Horsepower 2 Stroke Engine | Exeter | Gumtree

Quicksilver Dinghy/Rib with Mercury 15hp engine and trailer | eBay

YAMAHA 330S 11FT INFLATABLE BOAT WITH SOLID FLOOR MARINER 15 HP | eBay

YAMAHA 330S 11FT INFLATABLE BOAT WITH SOLID FLOOR MARINER 15 HP | eBay

Honwave inflatable boat , rib , with 15hp 2 stroke yamaha outboard engine | eBay
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Old 28 July 2013, 18:58   #33
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Well, I am now the proud owner of a brand new Honwave T38, plus a 2002 Mercury 15HP 2-stroke in excellent condition, fully serviced, with history and fuel tank + line, quite pleased and only paid 1200 for the engine and tank, from a dealer! I'm picking it all up in a few weeks.

Can't wait to get to the waters now, I am sure that I'll have plenty of questions before we actually hit the water, but just to say thanks to everyone that has welcomed me so far, and given great advice!
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Old 29 July 2013, 04:24   #34
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Great outfit, you should have fun with that.

Accepting used packages (like Max advises) can be good value if you have the time and space to buy/split to keep the bits you want if you are buying the boat separately then Honwaves are so cheap you might as well buy new which is what we did a couple of years ago getting our T35AE alloy floor. With a bit of luck the dealer will have checked the outboard over and give a basic warranty so a little less risky than a random Ebay buy. Mine is a 2001 Mariner 15 but the identical model and has been brilliant.

When you get it on the water do post your impressions, particularly how you find that air floor.
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Old 29 July 2013, 05:16   #35
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Hey Fenlander, thanks really pleased, it comes fully serviced and with a 30 day warranty so seems like a great deal to me, I've got a list of things to buy now:

- Transom Wheels
- Lifejackets
- GPS of some sort (more reliable than using a phone)
- Flares (just incase we ever head out to sea!)
- Some local hints/tips about launching a boat onto the waters around Bristol!

It will be some time before I actually hit the water, but I'll be sure to give a full report!
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Old 29 July 2013, 05:50   #36
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Hey Fenlander, thanks really pleased, it comes fully serviced and with a 30 day warranty so seems like a great deal to me, I've got a list of things to buy now:

- Transom Wheels
- Lifejackets
- GPS of some sort (more reliable than using a phone)
- Flares (just incase we ever head out to sea!)
- Some local hints/tips about launching a boat onto the waters around Bristol!

It will be some time before I actually hit the water, but I'll be sure to give a full report!
First thing is to do the PB2 and VHF course.
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Old 01 August 2013, 09:13   #37
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Haha - I'll see if I can persuade the girlfriend to book me on one for my Birthday pressie

By the way, for any Bristol/Bath SIBers, join this Facebook group for some localised fun/events!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/342180869248347
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Old 01 August 2013, 10:40   #38
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I believe your mercury under the hood is the same engine as my mariner. If you search my recent misfortunes under 'mariner 15hp', two bits of advice. Try to run your engine in that first 30 days and see if they are being specific regarding 50:1 or 100:1. Oil ratio as there seems to be differences of opinion, although the guys responses to my questions have been most enlightening.
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Old 02 August 2013, 05:41   #39
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I believe your mercury under the hood is the same engine as my mariner. If you search my recent misfortunes under 'mariner 15hp', two bits of advice. Try to run your engine in that first 30 days and see if they are being specific regarding 50:1 or 100:1. Oil ratio as there seems to be differences of opinion, although the guys responses to my questions have been most enlightening.
I have just spoken to the dealer and he recommends 100:1 with good quality oil - surely there's only one opinion worth taking note of, and that is the opinion of the manufacturer as to which should be used?
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Old 02 August 2013, 06:12   #40
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I have just spoken to the dealer and he recommends 100:1 with good quality oil - surely there's only one opinion worth taking note of, and that is the opinion of the manufacturer as to which should be used?
Not totally when they have a vested interest in making as engine appear more 'eco' friendly in these 'green' times. Do a search for topics on oil ratios as there are lots of opinions on here.
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