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Old 15 September 2006, 12:20   #21
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Buy it. They seem like a good deal.
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Old 15 September 2006, 12:37   #22
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bIG SHINY ENGINE IN A BOX...

Got it now.. gonna start putting it on the boat.. Might even get a spin tomorrow..
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Old 15 September 2006, 12:39   #23
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Got it now.. gonna start putting it on the boat.. Might even get a spin tomorrow..
Make sure you run it in properly - extra oil and go gentle - no engine I have ever had suffered from too much running in!!!
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Old 15 September 2006, 12:50   #24
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I appear to be agreeing with Codders a bit often recently.
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Old 15 September 2006, 15:50   #25
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Part 1

Set up remotes... The remotes are on..
Part 2 picking up the engine.. bymyself out the box.. yup glad I got the Tohatsu being 25 KG lighter than the Yam...
Now ready to go on in the morning then high tide in the afternoon. Got to cut hole for trim gauge.
Oh yes and get a battery.

And then the run in.. got to try and get a few hours in this week..
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Old 15 September 2006, 15:51   #26
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Also, look at the after sale service you will get from Mariner Or tohatsu, Where is the nearest dealer to you? are they any good? can you get parts quickly?
There is lots of other things to think about other than price.
Personally i would go for a Mariner everytime, but i would i guess!!
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Old 15 September 2006, 15:56   #27
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Tohatsu dealers...

I have 3 tohatsu dealers within 30 mins of me and 1 within 10 mins.. so hopefully all ready.. and hopefully nothing will go wrong!!!
Mariner dealer is +30 mins away...
I drive a 4 litre car so the nearer the better!! Otherwise be using the long range tanks!!
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Old 15 September 2006, 18:15   #28
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I appear to be agreeing with Codders a bit often recently.
Funnily enough many people do when they slow down a bit and don't take umbridge at my every remark........
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Old 17 September 2006, 04:14   #29
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What lies beneath...

I took a steel plate off that went over the transom and found that a chunk had been cut out obviously someone had a short shaft on at some point..

I have now epoxied filler filled all the transom holes.. rather than the usual silicon sealant.. hopefully giving a little rigidity back to the transom.
That is a little advice to any RIB owner.. if you have an older RIB with a sieve transom due to other people's drill habbits.. fill it with epoxy filler rather than silicone.. is tidier and stronger and doesn't cost that much.. I use the the west epoxy mix your own version..

UNder the stell plate was un-treated wood waiting to go rotten so I cleaned that all up and epoxied that few times before putting the plate back on.. so had to delay engine fitting by a day.. Hopefully will launch on monday..

Bought a 95 AH battery so all ready to go now..
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Old 19 September 2006, 14:05   #30
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Vrmm vrmm

Well got it afloat today, and it started and it goes.. A nice sunny morning and a nice hour on the water. Forgotten how much fun a 4m RIB having been spoilt by larger boats.. Chine walk is fun!!! Gonna take the GPS next time though...
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