Originally Posted by Steve.N
1. Am I correct in assuming that all engines have a ID plate - what about engine numbers like a car stamped on the block?
Mercs (certainly the older ones) had a stamped disc pressed into the block that should match the sticker on the clamp. problem is they have an annoying habbit of falling out, or if the block needs replaced the dealer should put a new disc in. As for the stickers on the clamp.... well.... I can tell it's a ".....ury" (the top left corner is all that is still attatched!)
Originally Posted by Polwart
Possibly your biggest headache is that the insurance company will probably want a serial number for it...
I'm 3rd party only - they only want to know the HP, as they don't give a monkeys about the value as it's not their problem if it gets nicked or sunk.
I have to echo Chewy's sentiments, but not knowing the price of the boat you were looking at, I may be well off the mark. (I am probably at the "museum" end of the rib spectrum, and I realise my view is going to be a lot different to the owner of a 6 month old 200Hp Verado!)
Thing is a >10YO engine starts to become a different kettle of fish - I have a roughly 30YO hull with an (I think) 25YO engine hanging on it. I'm insured 3rd Party only simply because after 3 years of paying fully comp premiums I could literally pay for a replacement engine with the money I saved!
Oh, and welcome to ribnet!