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Old 27 January 2006, 08:01   #1
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Getting an engine from Scotland to Southampton

Hi All,

I might be needing to get a 115hp 2 stroke Yamaha from Scotland (Gourock) to Southampton.

I am trying to find out the rough weight of the engine - don't know if anybody knows this offhand, and also any ideas who to use to bring it down here, and rough costs? I don't think I can drive to scotland as a time constraint, so would prefer if funds stretch to pay someone to do it for me. Who do people suggest for shipping outboards?

If anybody regularly does that trip, or is doing it in the near future and would like some help with petrol, please get in touch!

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Old 27 January 2006, 08:24   #3
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He's only bringing it from Scotland, not Spain, so it probably won't have the extra 9 ounces stashed under the cowl!

Can you get it put onto a pallet? That would probably be the cheapest option. PostVan www.postvan.com will do it for just over 100 plus VAT, but you might find a cheaper service elsewhere.

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Old 27 January 2006, 08:40   #4
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Try Palletline or send an e-mail to the Road Haulage Assoc. they will contact members to see if anyone can backload it. A google search will give www address.
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We use:

Southampton Freight Services Ltd
Unit 18, South Hampshire Industrial Park, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 3SA
Tel: 023 8086 0999

Never had a problem with them and very helpful.
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Cheers for all your help guys - Andy has kindly offered to get the engine onto a pallet for me as my contact "up north", and I'll get some quotes for shipping now!

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An accurate figure, that is. Heavy to lift, this engine will be. With the gArfish, strong, the force is. Fraught with danger and financial ruin this task shall be.

Reccomend to Jimbo he shops around, I do. Try to levitate the engine, I have. Weak, are my powers now. Many men and a van, Jimbo will need.
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An accurate figure, that is. Heavy to lift, this engine will be. With the gArfish, strong, the force is. Fraught with danger and financial ruin this task shall be.

Reccomend to Jimbo he shops around, I do. Try to levitate the engine, I have. Weak, are my powers now. Many men and a van, Jimbo will need.
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Is the garfish's figure on engine weight even close? Postvan do 2 services, up to 150kg, and up to 1200kg.
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Should be around 158 but will tell you exactly on the build plate on the saddle.
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Should be around 158 but will tell you exactly on the build plate on the saddle.
Ok, so I get the up to 1200kg service. Postvan charge 87.50 + VAT for their 5 day service, 97.50 for their next day service. Sounds reasonable to me.
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http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/p...?view=techinfo

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I think I will give them ago next time it cheaper than whet we are paying. Let us know if they get it right.
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Looks like the gArfish was spot on.

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My only experience of Postvan was not a pleasant one and that was also for carriage from Scotland. I arranged for them to collect an Avon SIB for next day delivery, but after two days they hadn't even collected it - their customer service dept was virtually uncontactable, other than by e-mail and then the responses I got were meaningless - no aapology or explanation. I had to cancel the carriage and use parcel force, who provided excellent service for an extra 1.50 over Postvan!
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Try AirSea Logistics in Andover 01264 351 351. Speak to Carl.

In the past I have paid around 40-50+vat for pallet (may have gone up by now). That's for at least 500Kg. Engine will need to be properly palletised though. Service I'd guess would be 2-3 days

Alternatively, www.parcel2go.com are 75+vat for 40x48" pallet up to 500Kg
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