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Old 19-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Fletcher can anyone pick fault

Friend looking to buy can anyone see any faults from pics
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=180507301801

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Old 19-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Friend looking to buy can anyone see any faults from pics
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=180507301801

thanks taz
a clean fletcher always seems to sell well, people seem to like them nice safe beamy family boats, ive had a couple,
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Old 19-05-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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Looks like theres only half a skeg, if that matters.
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Old 19-05-2010, 11:52 PM   #4
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My 2 main observations are:

(1) arent the 3.7L motors as old as the hills?
(2) I think there are several better fletchers in that price bracket currently on ebay.
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Old 20-05-2010, 02:20 AM   #5
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From what I can work out, the last 3.7s from Mercruiser date from 1989 so the engine is at least 21 years old. That's something like 300 in dog years.
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Old 20-05-2010, 11:16 AM   #6
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Im no expert, but is the 3.7 from the same family as the 4 litre, wet linered aluminum blocked motor (models 470 & 488) that had an alternator built into the front pulley, a bit like an outboard? they were designed from the ground up for marine use, but were a bit of a disaster I think, especially the alternator, that cost a grand to replace (regularly)

Might be wrong though.
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Old 20-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Nice alternative??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GLASTRON-GS209...item2ead2c176f
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Old 20-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #8
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Apparently, the old 3.7s suffered from a number of problems.

http://www.sterndrives.com/470inform...eakrepair.html
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