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Old 12 June 2008, 20:21   #1
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ebay outboard sales?

why do sellers pretend that they know bugger all about engines but have a picture of an outboard mounted on a stand that can only be for mounting outboards on?
i have built a westfield v8 kitcar and it is sitting in the garage but i dont have an engine hoist
example- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...39#description
would you avoid an engine like this?
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Old 12 June 2008, 20:30   #2
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I'd avoid that engine anyway-they were bloody awful when new and even worse now they are ancient!
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Old 12 June 2008, 20:40   #3
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I'd avoid that engine anyway-they were bloody awful when new and even worse now they are ancient!
i thought mercury/mariner/yamaha 2 strokes all came from the same factory and were sold under different names, i must admit that i do know bugger all about outboards so if you would kindly point me in the right direction i would be grateful,
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i thought mercury/mariner/yamaha 2 strokes all came from the same factory and were sold under different names, i must admit that i do know bugger all about outboards so if you would kindly point me in the right direction i would be grateful,
cheers, mark.
Erm...thats a big answer to a small question.Here's part of it-if you find something else then just ask.

If it's got a wraparound cowl it's a Mercury. If it's got a plastic 'clamshell' type cowl it's also a Mercury.
If it's 40hp and has 2 cylinders and a lift-off cowl and badged Mariner, it's a Yamaha.
If it's 48 or 55hp and 2 cylinders badged Mariner it's a Yamaha.


That particular motor is a Mercury 402. Think that one's around 1979-81 from the colours.Avoid them.He's set the reserve at more than it's worth-it's at about the right price for a really good one now.
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why do sellers pretend that they know bugger all about engines but have a picture of an outboard mounted on a stand that can only be for mounting outboards on?
Also often includes "I'm selling this for a friend so I don't know much about it"
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i thought mercury/mariner/yamaha 2 strokes all came from the same factory and were sold under different names, i must admit that i do know bugger all about outboards so if you would kindly point me in the right direction i would be grateful,
cheers, mark.
if you dont know much about outboards then take someone along to look at a possible engine for you that does

repairs on outboards can run into lots and lots of money

take care,
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i thought mercury/mariner/yamaha 2 strokes all came from the same factory and were sold under different names, i must admit that i do know bugger all about outboards so if you would kindly point me in the right direction i would be grateful,
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Is a 40HP the sort of thing are you looking for?
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Old 13 June 2008, 10:41   #8
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Is a 40HP the sort of thing are you looking for?
yes a 40 tiller shortshaft manual start would be ideal, nos has kindly given me a link to a mariner on boats and outboards, i shall ring the seller tonight, do you know of anything?
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yes a 40 tiller shortshaft manual start would be ideal, nos has kindly given me a link to a mariner on boats and outboards, i shall ring the seller tonight, do you know of anything?
Not off the top of my head, but I shall keep an eye out.
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yes a 40 tiller shortshaft manual start would be ideal, nos has kindly given me a link to a mariner on boats and outboards, i shall ring the seller tonight, do you know of anything?
Would that be Nos's mate in Norfolk
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