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Old 05 March 2011, 13:08   #1
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A personal experience..

Last year i needed a 60hp outboard.. I ordered from this guy a 2004 model in excellent condition..

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/o...ition-PAA20413

Well yes there is all the whole it is another country but thought would give it a go..

Yes they are a genuine company yes the engine arrived just like the picture...

I ran it up and it fired seemed ok on the driveway. So far so good..

Fitted it to the boat and went for a spin.. well I say spin more like a splutter and drift.

So didn't go anywhere fast. took it to a mechanic and gave me the low down.
Total bill to fix woudl be 1200.. plus the initial price of 2100.. Thanks a bunch..

The decals are from the 4 stroke range, the yamaha dealer I took it to said it was the best respray he had ever done. After some digging on the engine he found the actual age of the aengine was 1995 not 2005!

The inside of the cylinders were scored and damaged. The thermostat housing was damaged and not repaired correctly.

All I can say is don't do it.. pay the extra 1000 and buy in this country!!

I think he buys old engines does them up and sells them on.. nothing wrong with that unless they don't work!!
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Old 05 March 2011, 13:19   #2
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Old 05 March 2011, 13:51   #3
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If I cant see it, touch it, and watch it running, then I 'aint buyin it !

Seem to be far too many B&O rip of stories going about for my liking,

has anybody ever had a good storey from B&O or am I just hearing about the unfortunate few ?
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Old 05 March 2011, 13:53   #4
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Saw it running supposedly..

Watched a video of it running...
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Yes I have spoken with this guy recently and started a thread on here the other day as wilk has noticed and linked to this thread:

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has anybody ever had a good storey from B&O or am I just hearing about the unfortunate few ?
Yes, I purchased an o/b for my SIB from a very nice bloke in Wales through B&O.
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Old 05 March 2011, 14:11   #7
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I know seems silly..

Well I know seems crazy to even contemplate doing this but thought would have a go as UK 2 strokes so hard to find and months later still only seen 2 for sale since then!

Still cheaper than mooring fees for 8.4m RIB I used to have anyway..
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Watched a video of it running...
Yes, he sent me one of those...

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If I cant see it, touch it, and watch it running, then I 'aint buyin it !

Seem to be far too many B&O rip of stories going about for my liking,

has anybody ever had a good storey from B&O or am I just hearing about the unfortunate few ?
Got my previous boat from B+O and sold a SIB on B+O all with no problems what so ever. I think you just have to be very aware and as you say, i too would want to see, touch it and also try it.
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good experience

I have bought 2 other engines off B&O a 30 & 40HP both without seeing and both both fine
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