Originally Posted by Richard B
£2750 for a 1997/1998 5m with dodgy tubes?
If you spend the £2k on the retube then that's £4750 and you've still got an old motor. Given that you want to use it as a sheltered water tender, you probably don't need 70 horses.
Compare with this: http://www.ribs4sale.com/Used/860yamaha.htm
Worth the extra £750?
Richard you are making sense, you'll ruin your reputation....Luise will have to change here name to Mrs Erudite, stop this trend now before you spoil it for the rest of us.!
Sorry Mingary just a bit of banter between mates. Richard is right if you have to retube and newer outboards can be a better proposition than older ones.
I would however ensure that the leak is coming from the tubes and not the valves, but if the tubes are over 7 years old thay might be a bit flakey