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Old 23-06-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Wanted 70-90hp

Hi,

For a friends Fletcher Vigo, he is new to boating and purchased it last year with an old 4cyl 75 Mercury, but it was a bit unreliable and had no power trim.

He sold that to his father in-law and purchased a Ring 16 with a Yamaha Autolube 80hp because he wanted the engine, it turned out to be a 60hp and was a dud that never worked from day one. Traded that in for an Ex RNLI Yamaha 75hp from a second hand dealer, with warranty etc but sadly that engine only lasted around 10 mins before dying, dealer replaced it with another one under warranty and this one lasted around 20mins. The dealer has accepted the engine back and given a full refund.

The chap has had a fair bit of bad luck for his first year of boating and is thinking about giving it all up before he is even got started. All he wants is a reliable 2 stroke 70 - 90hp so he can go fishing.

If anyone knows of anything not too old, please let me know.

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Old 23-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

For a friends Fletcher Vigo, he is new to boating and purchased it last year with an old 4cyl 75 Mercury, but it was a bit unreliable and had no power trim.

He sold that to his father in-law and purchased a Ring 16 with a Yamaha Autolube 80hp because he wanted the engine, it turned out to be a 60hp and was a dud that never worked from day one. Traded that in for an Ex RNLI Yamaha 75hp from a second hand dealer, with warranty etc but sadly that engine only lasted around 10 mins before dying, dealer replaced it with another one under warranty and this one lasted around 20mins. The dealer has accepted the engine back and given a full refund.

The chap has had a fair bit of bad luck for his first year of boating and is thinking about giving it all up before he is even got started. All he wants is a reliable 2 stroke 70 - 90hp so he can go fishing.

If anyone knows of anything not too old, please let me know.

Cheers

Think someone up theres doesnt want him to go boating, thought i had bad luck
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Old 24-06-2014, 12:31 AM   #3
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This guy may take offers? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercury-90...item2c859e8af8 if the crank seals are ok will last for ever if looked after...
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Old 24-06-2014, 10:21 AM   #4
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Yam 90 !! Call me if interested have a couple of choices

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Old 24-06-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

Bob, I will pass your number on to him, thanks.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thought I would give a quick up date...

Thanks to boatmad my mate has purchased a Yam 90 from a member on here, and now is all good. He is catching fish and having fun boating

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Tohatsu 70hp

I have the last of the Tohatsu 70 hp proper two strokes. It's done 12 hrs from new and has been sat in my garage ever since. The lid has a few scratches but the engine is spankers new underneath. It's about 4 years old and hasn't been run in 3 years.
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