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Fella down Balthane, in fact two places down there. Can’t think of names now!! Google will help.

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I've already been warned off about one place in Balthane. Has Yachthaven been taken over? I'd heard that the owner Eddie had retired.

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MJS  or Bottomline

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On 6/14/2018 at 8:10 PM, x-in-man said:

MJS  or Bottomline

Neither thanks. I’ve been warned about them from quite a few boat owners... :ermm:

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Well, I wouldn't touch yachthaven again.

Neither would anyone I know.

 

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What's the engine Neil, and what's the problems with it? Have you got it off the boat? 

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11 hours ago, x-in-man said:

Well, I wouldn't touch yachthaven again.

Neither would anyone I know.

 

I've been told that as well. Which pretty much means none are to be relied on. I have been given a contact so will pursue that line.

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11 hours ago, Six appeal said:

What's the engine Neil, and what's the problems with it? Have you got it off the boat? 

60hp Mariner still attached to the boat. Are you an engineer?

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50 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

60hp Mariner still attached to the boat. Are you an engineer?

A winter full of sea water?

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26 minutes ago, finlo said:

A winter full of sea water?

No, regularly wash sluiced through with fresh water. Just want to keep on top with servicing 

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15 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

No, regularly wash sluiced through with fresh water. Just want to keep on top with servicing 

Good, I've seen the horrendous damage it can do.

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2 hours ago, Neil Down said:

60hp Mariner still attached to the boat. Are you an engineer?

I am mate. Not been "full time" for some time now, but help a couple of mates out with their outboards regularly. They're really easy to look after. Its all about chasing salt away mainly. Keeping bolts regularly removed cleaned and greased so that they come out without snapping when you need them to. Change the water impeller routinely, clean and flush waterways, paying special attention to in and around the thermostat (if fitted), and keep the lower leg oil changed too. New plugs, and carbs flushed through as well. Stale fuel is a constant nightmare, you'd be surprised just how quickly modern fuel varnishes up. 

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