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Old 16 August 2016, 14:48   #11
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Its really not worth doing.. Sell yours and buy one that has what you need.
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Old 16 August 2016, 16:47   #12
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Attachment 115198 here is a pic of the electrics on the electric start.
Thanks idsebby I assume the starter motor is on the other side of your picture, Yes I have a coil producing electricity, but not regulator or starter solenoid, so its a big upgrade, but I am an electronics engineer so its only the mechanics that will hold me back, but it does look a better fix to replace the engine

If I stay 2 stroke I can probably match the Yamaha engine weight and perhaps pick up Oil injection and save another hassle and maybe even get a three cylinder engine.

The present Mariner/Yamaha is a brilliant engine probably done less than 50 hours, must be worth 600 or am I dreaming
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Old 16 August 2016, 17:09   #13
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Those engines hold their value probably better than any other engine. I just sold two one kind of running and one seized for parts at 300. I would not low ball it. I think you would get more then 600. Bring it to Ireland and you could get 1200.
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Old 17 August 2016, 06:08   #14
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Thanks John it has and still is a very reliable and trusty engine, so I am pleased the respect is shared, just the manual start that was not a problem till I had a heart op.
If I change it will be to another engine with the same street cred and all advice is welcome.

One minor problem is the through the tube steering which has a grease seal end cap that does not fit, while in Salcombe I thought I would buy one that does and I failed.
Every dealer agrees that there is only one size fits all for through the tube steering kit. But it would seem the engine tubes may all be the same diameter, but there are different external threads, my end cap does not fit my engine, but it fitted fine on a new Yamaha on the dealers rack, but not on a Suzuki, Nobody had an end cap for sale as I assume it came with the through the tube steering kit.

Not a big problem but fed up of adding grease and watch it drip on the transom.

I did receive assurances the boat was safe to use without it and I was not in danger of sinking from a well meaning sales man, I kept a straight face but it was not easy, I must look new to boats, or he deals with a lot of hooray henrys.
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