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Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« on: January 17, 2013, 05:49:38 AM »
Hi guys
Just your thoughts needed
I have the opportunity of purchasing the above motor at a good price
My concern is that the motor was used everyday in saltwater and never flushed
What's your thoughts



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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 10:39:36 AM »
It sounds like it could be a pro fisher's boat and that could mean some very high hours as well.  Unless it was a very bargain basement price I'd look elsewhere.

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 12:09:18 PM »
No it's a private guy has many hours at all uses it in Sydney going from the shore to a small island in the harbour
And it is a bargain

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Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 12:55:06 PM »
See if you can take it for a run, then determine your choice on how it performs.

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 01:00:10 PM »
I will be taking a run in it Saturday morning but I have to travel. 650klms to check it out, my main concern is rust in the motor itself is there anything I can do to check
As I said it is used daily

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 03:00:05 PM »
Rust will show on steel parts.  Corrosion on aluminium should be you biggest concern.  The bit you can't see will be the worst, inside the water jackets in block.  It's a lucky dip for something that has been sitting in the salt for 4 or 5 years.

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 04:39:19 PM »
A new 50hp will set you back around $10k maybe work out the worst case scenario and the cost of a fix up. If it comes out significantly less than replacement cost it may be worth a look. But I'd be worried if it had sat in the salt for 4 years and no flush. You need to check and see if there was a water trap fitted to the boat too. Water in fuel is hard on the injectors.

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 06:05:12 AM »
If you dont know what you are looking at, pay someone to look at it for you. There should be a mobile mechanic that can look at it for you, it will cost approx $150 Cheap if you consider what some repairs can cost. Get some one to look at it before you travel, will save alot of fuel too

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 07:01:18 AM »
A least it sounds like the bloke flogging it is being honest.

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 07:27:44 AM »
Decided to leave the motor, spoke to head mechanic at Blakes Yamaha in Sydney, he strongly suggested to go no where near it, would have been a lot of heart ache :youbeauty

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Re: Yamaha 2008 50hp 4 stroke
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 05:18:58 PM »
Good decision

 

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