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Old 06 July 2011, 14:49   #1
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[QUOTE=lawrence567;409449]Afternoon chaps,

This is my first post, i'm currently on the hunt, for something with a bit more power.
7.5-10hp now i know these are like rocking horse manure, but i did'nt realise how much so.
I have quite a tight budget, so i'm not looking at anything new, but there does'nt seem to be anything around at all.
I've tried boats & outboars, apollduck, my local rag,freeads, pre-loved & Ebay.
I'm just posting on here on the off chance anyone else could help me?
It needs to be a 2S with a short shaft & tiller.
I have cash waiting for the right price, but i'm also considering a 15hp, as i gather 15hp 2S tend to be the same weight as the 10's?
Whilst also on the subject of outboards, where to look etc, my friend is also after a bigger engine.
He has a 2.4m Sib currently with a 7.5hp outboard on (boat says its rated to 5hp) what could he realisticially get away with 2S wise?

Many Thanks


Just had to re-post here as I put it in the for sale section by accident!
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Old 06 July 2011, 15:48   #2
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I'm your guy!!

Pm or email more about what you want, age, budget etc and I'll get back to you

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Old 06 July 2011, 15:58   #3
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Peter, I thought I emailed you earlier on? Maybe it didn't send? Im only in Torquay aswell, I spend a fair amount if time at my girlfriends aswell which is in totnes! let me know if you didn't get the pm and I'll mail you again!
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Old 06 July 2011, 17:51   #4
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Hi Lawrence, there are a few about - often though they are attached to boats, worth buying a package just for the engine, you can sell the boat on and maybe get a better deal that way too, example here:

2.7m Quicksilver inflatable boat 9.8s hp Tohatsu engine on eBay (end time 10-Jul-11 23:12:57 BST)

Going rate for a nice Tohatsu like this is maybe 1000+

Lots more on eBay around 10hp.
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Old 07 July 2011, 03:58   #5
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Oh i don't doubt that, it's just i can't afford anything that expensive.
Otherwise i'd have bought a package. :-)
I can't afford anything brand new or up to 10 yrs old so it'd have to be an 80's / early 90's i reckon.
I've been watching loads of stuff on Ebay but even broken engines go for ridiculous money.
I was watching a 9.9 Yamaha recently that just needed a new carb, it was local & the company who said it needed a new car was local, i gave them a call, they said they'd quoted this guy about 200-300 for a new carb as they are'nt cheap. He wanted over 200 for the engine broken, plus whatever it was to fix it!
Madness!
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Old 07 July 2011, 04:38   #6
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Oh i don't doubt that, it's just i can't afford anything that expensive.
Otherwise i'd have bought a package. :-)
I can't afford anything brand new or up to 10 yrs old so it'd have to be an 80's / early 90's i reckon.
I've been watching loads of stuff on Ebay but even broken engines go for ridiculous money.
I was watching a 9.9 Yamaha recently that just needed a new carb, it was local & the company who said it needed a new car was local, i gave them a call, they said they'd quoted this guy about 200-300 for a new carb as they are'nt cheap. He wanted over 200 for the engine broken, plus whatever it was to fix it!
Madness!
Doh!!

You won't fancy my email much then

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I was using that as an example of the extortionate price on Ebay Peter, i did'nt actually buy it.
I've just replied to your email
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Same still applies though - plenty of 'old' boat/engine packages go for under 500 - sell the boat and then you have your engine. Usually much better that way too as it's likely the engine has been used regurlarly and not sat in a yard for 5 years...

You're much better off spending 500 on a good, reliable working engine than 250 on a non-runner that will need parts, will be worn in other areas and never have the re-sale value...
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Same still applies though - plenty of 'old' boat/engine packages go for under 500 - sell the boat and then you have your engine. Usually much better that way too as it's likely the engine has been used regurlarly and not sat in a yard for 5 years...

You're much better off spending 500 on a good, reliable working engine than 250 on a non-runner that will need parts, will be worn in other areas and never have the re-sale value...
Agreed!!
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Bump back to the top for anyone with an outboard to sell, i have cold hard cash burning a hole!
Ideally it needs to be running though!
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