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Old 08 August 2012, 15:40   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with mail order outboards from any of the following companies?

Challenger Marine in Penryn?

SAL Marine ltd in Lymington,

Pacer Marine as advertised on ebay?

Any problems with last year models turning up, bits missing, damaged packaging etc.
Currently looking to buy a new 70 Yamaha or 75 Honda.

Any advice is appreciated

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Old 08 August 2012, 16:22   #2
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Any reason you're going for mail order or is it simply price? A main dealer will complete pre-delivery inspection, add oil, etc, (they're shipped minus sump oil). Local Yamaha dealers north of the border include Yam Power (Glasgow), Mackay Marine (Aberdeen), Caley Marine (Inverness), etc. For Honda - Clyde Outboard Services, Gaelforce Marine (Inverness), and Ardoran Marine (Oban).

Support your local dealer - whichever model you choose!
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Any reason you're going for mail order or is it simply price? A main dealer will complete pre-delivery inspection, add oil, etc, (they're shipped minus sump oil). Local Yamaha dealers north of the border include Yam Power (Glasgow), Mackay Marine (Aberdeen), Caley Marine (Inverness), etc. For Honda - Clyde Outboard Services, Gaelforce Marine (Inverness), and Ardoran Marine (Oban).

Support your local dealer - whichever model you choose!

Hi Spartacus

Just doing my homework at the moment and I must admit it would be nice to support my local dealer but we are talking considerable differences in price here ie thousands off list price.
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Most new outboards are price on application (POA) from main dealers and there's usually plenty room for negotiation. The Yamaha F70 looks a great engine. PM CoachRib (Sweden) who has the same engine on a XS 530 for feedback on performance. Link here: Boat light-pole - ideas?
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Yamaha - would not go pass David Anderson Marine (Newport on Tay)

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I been using Davie Anderson since he was in Methil - my current engine was bought in 1998 new from Davie. eek I have an old engine!

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Hi

Does anyone have any experience with mail order outboards from any of the following companies?

Challenger Marine in Penryn?

SAL Marine ltd in Lymington,

Pacer Marine as advertised on ebay?

Any problems with last year models turning up, bits missing, damaged packaging etc.
Currently looking to buy a new 70 Yamaha or 75 Honda.

Any advice is appreciated

Hector

PACER Marine are good , no problems ever experienced and very helpful if you call them, google them and then they have a main business and sell by Ebay as well
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happy to price match any Honda. also for less than 200.00 why not have the 90hp? demo available on request.
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happy to price match any Honda. also for less than 200.00 why not have the 90hp? demo available on request.
Missed a zero there Dave I think ether that or you'll sell a hellva 90 s at that price!!

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