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Old 09-18-2004, 03:56 PM
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I am trying to put a new motor on my boat but just can't stomach 16-17 k, I guess it would be different if my current 99 Ficht was blown up and I had no choice, is rigging the new Suzuki 250 4 stroke a big deal? Another question is price, how much can I expect to beat a salesman down on his original quote? I was quoted $ 15,500.00 sales tax 5% 745.00 for a total of 16,245.00 this is rigged, propped, and gauges. If I walk in the door with a check for $15,000.00 do you think I can walk away with this motor?? I don't mind the guy making a few bucks but I don't want to pay his light bill for the year or anything
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Dealers are not to sell loose outboards in the box to a customer. If they do the manufacture may choose not to honor the warranty. Your better off paying them to rig the engine.
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$15500.00 sounds like a good price to me, it's about the same price I was quoted by a dealer who gave me the best price for the same motor you're considering. I'd second the dealer rigging, that's a lot of money to put out on a limb. Good luck.
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Price out the gauges and prop seperate and the rigging too by a few different shops. You can compare this way too. Also one to consider also is how good is the dealer you are buying from. All dealers are not the same. Are the mechanics certified or do they just have some kid hanging motors on boats?? Just remember you get what you pay for in most cases.
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Another option you have is what I did. I accomplished all the dash end work (controls, key switch, gages) and ran the harness myself. I also had to change the SeaStar cylinder at the motor end to fit the new engine. Then I towed the boat to the dealer to rig on the engine and accomplish the initial start up for warranty purposes. Dealer charged me 1.5 hours labor for his end. At that point all he had to do was bolt it on, plug it in and start it up.

That will save you some money and also get things installed they way you want. Going from a Yamaha to a Honda forced me to replace everything, so the dash end was a pretty big job but not that technically challenging. Do your research with regard to the gages and controls, some stuff may be compatable with the new engine.

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if you're considering a purchase from Atlantic, I suggest you run away, FAST!!
I have no personal experience with them but have heard nothing but bad news on more than one occasion.
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Reel I know about them I bought a trailer from them that has yet to see the inside of there shop for repairs, I kept getting parts handed to me and told they were too busy repowering. They do give out good prices and they are down the street from me. After reading all of the posts on how well the Suzuki's are I figured I wouldn't have to worry about there shop touching it! Nothing is set in stone I am going to check on Ryders cove and if I dont get what I want there I will wait until Bombardier brings the E Tec to market with a 7 year warranty and the pull the trigger.
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sounds like a good plan.
Also, FYI- the Yamaha 250 4 stroke is available this fall.

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are you running a blue HS WA? I think I saw you last week in Woods Hole (Monday afternoon?)
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Dealers are not to sell loose outboards in the box to a customer. If they do the manufacture may choose not to honor the warranty. Your better off paying them to rig the engine.




That's a myth. I did mine last year and Merc covered it.
It did not need to go back for repairs
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Reel mine is white with a green stripe, radar dome has big JRC in red on top of the hardtop.
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