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Old 16 January 2006, 17:30   #1
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HELP... whats the sp?

I am looking to order a new rib and have been given a number of quotes.. all with engine and trailer packages.

My question is this...

All of the quotes seem to price the enigine with the boat, but I can buy an engine much cheaper than the rib builders want to supply it. One builder is quoting an engine price that is 800 more than the RRP from the manufacturer!!!

I have been told that they will not fit an engine they didn't supply..
the price also includes an additional sum for rigging the engine they supply!

Is this the usual form?

can any one reccommend someone who can rig and outboard etc...

What is the normal discount I should be asking for?

Thanx again in advance...
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Old 17 January 2006, 15:47   #2
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which manufacturers are refusing to fit a supplied engine?

the short answer is you don't want to buy your boat from them.

Re rigging I'd give David Manning a PM hespretty sorted at fitting engines and has some good suppliers
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Old 17 January 2006, 17:30   #3
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Have you an engine in mind?
Any respectable engine dealer will supply and fit the outboard for you and you should, in my experience be getting some change from the RRP of the motor, should you strike the right deal. If they are supply only, then you should be looking at a heavily discounted price for an outboard 'in the crate'. Take care with warranty issues on a new engine not fitted by an authorised dealer - some have specific set-up procedures which an authorised dealer must go through (or so I'm told).
On top of the basic outboard supplied by the manufacturers, you will also require engine oil (2t or 4t), a battery and box, battery leads, fuel tank & line (on larger motors), control cables and perhaps a different control box and/or propellor. These bits are reflected in the rigging cost by the supplier, which will also include cutting out the console and fitting any instruments, etc. included with the motor. On more complex modern motors, engine fitting and set-up will be far more technical and time consuming than in the good old days.
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Old 18 January 2006, 02:38   #4
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Re rigging I'd give David Manning a PM hespretty sorted at fitting engines and has some good suppliers
good post Downhill Dai about proper installation and I didn't mean to give any manufacturer the ability to swerve around a warranty. DM is I believe authorised to fit Mercury/Mariner & Evinrude /Johnsohn.

Also Ribshop on this Forum does good work and I think has a PDI ticket for all manufacturers
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Old 18 January 2006, 08:36   #5
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Advice

Thanx again for the guidance. Will contact as suggested.
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Old 18 January 2006, 12:08   #6
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You could try MB Marine at Fareham Hampshire www.mbmarine.co.uk
I have used him he is a main engine dealer and will rig any engine.
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