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Old 03 August 2016, 09:38   #1
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Bargain...or avoid

Looks like a good deal.....but.

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Old 03 August 2016, 10:27   #2
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good fun, but... heat exchangers can literally crack open if not flushed and the actual engine are very good but Bloody noisy.if you can put up with that,then great. looks like half of the heat exchanger has been replaced as silver in colour and not blue.
The prop-shaft support bearing can corrode and break apart if not regularly greased which is located 8 inches to the rear of the engine on the bulkhead. if it has gone its a bas----d to do as it locks on to the driveshaft and will have to be cut off.

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Personally, unless you had a specific requirement for a jet, I'd avoid.


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Personally, unless you had a specific requirement for a jet, I'd avoid.


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Old 03 August 2016, 14:04   #5
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Yeah, I avoided. The jet just looked like it would be Trouble.
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Old 03 August 2016, 14:09   #6
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They're fun boats...high 40 mph capable with the Yamaha 83hp if memory serves?

As mentioned, everything needs to be corrosion free. This boat was designed to be a tender, and to live its life on a trailer or on davits. It cannot be left in the water.
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Had exactly the same model. Smokey as hell unless on full whack. Bugger in the marina as there is forward motion when the engine is running. It was fast, but unreliable. Would I have another? No. But it was fun.
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