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Old 27 January 2014, 13:51   #1
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zodiac pro 7 4.2m rib engine size

fairly straightforward question i think....

Can i run a mariner 55 hp 2 stroke on my zodiac? it is within the transom weight but over the recommended hp.

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Old 27 January 2014, 14:00   #2
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No comment on whether the boat is suitable, but you are giving your insurance company a way out of any claim
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Old 27 January 2014, 14:18   #3
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ok, the issue i have is this.....

i have a yammy 2 stroke 50 hp short shaft, i need a long shaft. Had a quote of about 400-500 to convert to long so just trying to weigh up options as I have the chance of buying a mariner 55 hp 2 stroke
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Old 27 January 2014, 14:43   #4
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This guy had an over powered engine .......he told his insurance company .

They didn't have a problem until he needed to claim - then they investigated the HP/ weight rating for his specific boat - then they refused to pay.

Insurers don't know the HP rating of each boat they insure - they'll only look into it if there is a claim - when its too late .....
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The Yammy conversion kit is not that expensive. Look at bay manufacturing in the USA, if you are confident or know someone who can do the job, it may let you keep the 50.
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:11   #6
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The Yammy conversion kit is not that expensive. Look at bay manufacturing in the USA, if you are confident or know someone who can do the job, it may let you keep the 50.
cheers dude, that's very helpful...
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This guy had an over powered engine .......he told his insurance company .

They didn't have a problem until he needed to claim - then they investigated the HP/ weight rating for his specific boat - then they refused to pay.

Insurers don't know the HP rating of each boat they insure - they'll only look into it if there is a claim - when its too late .....
I have always said the same... if insurers can get out of paying a claim they will do. You should get it in writing if they say otherwise.
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Last time I contacted Bay Manufacturing they took two weeks to get back to me. Something about the email address on their site?? Might be worth a speedy call to check first. Also marineparts.com stocks their stuff, usually better to go direct for the cheapest price.
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I have always said the same... if insurers can get out of paying a claim they will do. You should get it in writing if they say otherwise.
That's why you need a good broker...oh that'll be me :-)
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Old 27 January 2014, 15:31   #10
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chaps, thanks for all the insurance stuff, think i get it now.

Be interested in any replies to question about converting short to long or selling short buying long.

thanks rib teccie!
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