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Old 25 February 2008, 13:44   #1
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Wife buys husband ETEC

I got home today to find out that my wife had arranged for a new 60hp ETEC to go onto my new DR 490. I had given up on buying one of these engines as they are too expensive. She said that she priced around and got it at 4999 pounds sterling. The cheapest I could get it in the Rep of Ireland is 6586 pounds sterling

This should be a good engine on this boat
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Old 25 February 2008, 14:29   #2
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Going to show my loving wife this post. She tells me there is no such thing as Santa and to wish in one hand and you know what to do in the other and see which fills up first. A new 115 etec is about $10,000 US was one quote I got
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Old 25 February 2008, 14:36   #3
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So what about the Tohatsu then???
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Old 25 February 2008, 16:55   #4
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Ah Mick, fair play to the wife. And Valentine's just passed! Mine only "allowed" me to buy a pair of second hand etecs! I showed her yr post - sadly, she doesn't seem too bothered.....
You'll love the motor, they're quiet and punchy and not overly thirsty.
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Old 25 February 2008, 17:02   #5
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I got home today to find out that my wife had arranged for a new 60hp ETEC to go onto my new DR 490. I had given up on buying one of these engines as they are too expensive. She said that she priced around and got it at 4999 pounds sterling. The cheapest I could get it in the Rep of Ireland is 6586 pounds sterling

This should be a good engine on this boat
Wow what a hard life you have!

I see your in Castlebar, do you ever be on the Corrib. I'm from Galway, spend almost every weekend on the upper Corrib
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Old 25 February 2008, 17:59   #6
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I'm getting married in two weeks, and my betrothed keeps asking what I would like for a present... A nice new 150 would be the cat's pituties!

Thanks for the hint.

Oh, and since I still have two weeks, does your Missus have a like-minded sister?
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Old 25 February 2008, 19:24   #7
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I got home today to find out that my wife had arranged for a new 60hp ETEC to go onto my new DR 490. I had given up on buying one of these engines as they are too expensive. She said that she priced around and got it at 4999 pounds sterling. The cheapest I could get it in the Rep of Ireland is 6586 pounds sterling

This should be a good engine on this boat
That's either wonderful, or a warning that she wants a new _______________ . (kitchen, bathroom, car, or...)!

I have a friend who's wife insisted it was fine to spend all he wanted on his boat, as long as she could spend an equal amount on decorating!
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Old 26 February 2008, 04:48   #8
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That's scary - the same agreement that I had to sign! Except that mine had a sub-clause linking ongoing "maritime" expenditure to the purchase of furniture and curtains.......
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Old 26 February 2008, 17:37   #9
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I got home today to find out that my wife had arranged for a new 60hp ETEC to go onto my new DR 490.
........ Ah the luck of the Irish >>>> does she cook as well !

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