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Old 28 October 2011, 07:12   #11
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>>>Perhaps I am not making myself clear, maybe the previous owner lied about how he broke off the handles.

Perhaps Peter and I aren't making ourselves clear either. It is very very unlikely clamp threads on an outboard this new would ever seize, they might go a bit tight but seizing to the degree that the swivel handles would snap is so so unlikely.

The most likely reason is that the handles were locked together and they were broken when the outboard was stolen from its previous owner.
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Old 28 October 2011, 07:22   #12
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>>>Perhaps I am not making myself clear, maybe the previous owner lied about how he broke off the handles.

Perhaps Peter and I aren't making ourselves clear either. It is very very unlikely clamp threads on an outboard this new would ever seize, they might go a bit tight but seizing to the degree that the swivel handles would snap is so so unlikely.

The most likely reason is that the handles were locked together and they were broken when the outboard was stolen from its previous owner.
That is certainly a possibility but its also possible the owner had locked them and lost the keys, or used a cheap padlock which siezed, or the owner intentionally removed the toggles to stop anyone tampering with them...

Assuming the motor is not nicked and the parts are available separately then blackdog marine (posts on here as Turbodiesel) can probably help.
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Old 28 October 2011, 07:46   #13
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here's a schematic with the retail prices, 10% should be available I'd have thought from a friendly dealer
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Old 28 October 2011, 07:56   #14
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2 stroke 6hp parts are cheaper, maybe the'y fit?
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Old 28 October 2011, 10:34   #15
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A couple of 3 inch bits of box section steel with 2 of the 4 sides cut out at one end, 2 bolts and nylock nuts , 5 minutes work and hew presto .....not 'pretty' but will work ?

Cost next to nothing ....

or find a local OB place and see what have laying about for a few quid/beers. I know of at least 2 places local to me I'd go to if I needed something like this.....and I bet theyd have something .....
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Old 28 October 2011, 10:44   #16
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Hi Dirt Diggler, thanks for your reply.
I have already tried Ribs Marine (where you possibly got your info from) Although your pic shows the price of 44.36, if you can open my attachment you will see that the price doubles. when (on their website) you click on "view basket" it costs 88.72. With Tax and delivery the actual total cost is 118.46. Unbelievable!!!!!

I have now tried a third Mercury dealer in Essex who also confirmed that to buy the clamp levers/handles/thumbscrews what ever they are called, Mercury will only sell you a complete kit consisting of the levers, pins and threaded bolt for approx 117.00. The two washers are an extra 18.56. (plus tax). Does anyone know of an outboard scrap yard?
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Old 28 October 2011, 12:09   #17
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Buy a couple of these from eBay. Likely to be the same thread but if not knock the pins out and fit them to your screws. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=62688453269
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How about these, for a Mariner 6hp
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How about these, for a Mariner 6hp
Thanks Dirk Diggler, once I have exhausted my search, I might well try these.
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