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Old 01-10-2019, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
Nope no body can get a Yamaha dropped in their driveway, unless they can
Talk to those internet box dealers and see what you can do. This is my 2d one, my 2002 Merc 60 was dropped here too.
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How do you activate the warranty? Doesn't a dealer have to?
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
Nope no body can get a Yamaha dropped in their driveway, unless they can
Talk to those internet box dealers and see what you can do. This is my 2d one, my 2002 Merc 60 was dropped here too.
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I got a warranty card on both of my motors along with the YES on this F70 and the extension on the Merc.
Dealers don't give a crap where you bought it, They make more money on service than they do on selling a box motor.
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Ok, who sold it to you?
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How do you activate the warranty? Doesn't a dealer have to?
Do tell.
Don't mind me.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:30 PM
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It's been about a month, so you should find a thread soon on page one with an Indonesian company willing to send you one for lass than half price.

Just ignore all the replies to the OP's question about whether it's legit.


I had my Zukes hung by a dealer, I rigged them, then I took them in to be checked over and fired up by the same dealer, who then transferred the warranty. Granted not new, but it was possible to do it for warranty purposes.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
How do you activate the warranty? Doesn't a dealer have to?
Both dealers registered the motors when they sold me the extended warranty. .
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:21 PM
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so if you live in a country where there are no outboard dealers, how do you buy an outboard ?
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by busanga View Post
so if you live in a country where there are no outboard dealers, how do you buy an outboard ?
Most (some) manufacturers have worldwide dealer networks. For you, I would certainly buy the engine of the closest dealer, or have a whole ton of parts and know how to fix the engine.
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https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/...99997&q=Africa
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by busanga View Post
so if you live in a country where there are no outboard dealers, how do you buy an outboard ?
And, if there is no dealer there (in your country) dealers can sell there, however, there is no warranty or support, so you better have a good relationship with the dealer that sold it to you.
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True story, years back had a customer who did his own rigging on a V4 and brought the boat in for the engine checkover and factory warranty transfer. He bought it used but still in warranty, from out of state.

He said he fired it up and it ran great. Let me try to describe what we found when checking out the rigging and workmanship. There were steel carriage bolts hammered thru from the inside holding the motor onto the transom. Clear hardware store tubing made up the gas lines and an old weatherchecked primer ball was attached with zip-ties. The wiring was jury-rigged, not a complete boat harness, and much of it was cheapie lamp cord for some of the circuits (unlabeled of course).Both battery cables were black with no markings on them. You get the picture.

We would not touch the boat or transfer the warranty because of the rigging and the customer went ballistic and finally stormed out of there. He did not want the motor rerigged correctly. Later we get a call from the factory wondering why we refused to help out a customer. Too bad we didn't take pictures of the boat and motor for evidence and cell phone cameras were not popular back then. Later the same person printed up fliers saying how bad the dealership was and how they refused service, he then posted them on the vehicles at the local boat ramps.
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ShawnQ - PM sent.
Full transparency now. We need to read/see what you are going to be discussing with a potential customer. Mercury Marine might need to see. lol

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Originally Posted by seahorse View Post
True story, years back had a customer who did his own rigging on a V4 and brought the boat in for the engine checkover and factory warranty transfer. He bought it used but still in warranty, from out of state.

He said he fired it up and it ran great. Let me try to describe what we found when checking out the rigging and workmanship. There were steel carriage bolts hammered thru from the inside holding the motor onto the transom. Clear hardware store tubing made up the gas lines and an old weatherchecked primer ball was attached with zip-ties. The wiring was jury-rigged, not a complete boat harness, and much of it was cheapie lamp cord for some of the circuits (unlabeled of course).Both battery cables were black with no markings on them. You get the picture.

We would not touch the boat or transfer the warranty because of the rigging and the customer went ballistic and finally stormed out of there. He did not want the motor rerigged correctly. Later we get a call from the factory wondering why we refused to help out a customer. Too bad we didn't take pictures of the boat and motor for evidence and cell phone cameras were not popular back then. Later the same person printed up fliers saying how bad the dealership was and how they refused service, he then posted them on the vehicles at the local boat ramps.
What was his THT screen name?

Why hell, any one can throw a motor on a boat and hook it up. Not rocket science type work.

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Originally Posted by seahorse View Post
True story, years back had a customer who did his own rigging on a V4 and brought the boat in for the engine checkover and factory warranty transfer. He bought it used but still in warranty, from out of state.

He said he fired it up and it ran great. Let me try to describe what we found when checking out the rigging and workmanship. There were steel carriage bolts hammered thru from the inside holding the motor onto the transom. Clear hardware store tubing made up the gas lines and an old weatherchecked primer ball was attached with zip-ties. The wiring was jury-rigged, not a complete boat harness, and much of it was cheapie lamp cord for some of the circuits (unlabeled of course).Both battery cables were black with no markings on them. You get the picture.

We would not touch the boat or transfer the warranty because of the rigging and the customer went ballistic and finally stormed out of there. He did not want the motor rerigged correctly. Later we get a call from the factory wondering why we refused to help out a customer. Too bad we didn't take pictures of the boat and motor for evidence and cell phone cameras were not popular back then. Later the same person printed up fliers saying how bad the dealership was and how they refused service, he then posted them on the vehicles at the local boat ramps.
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What was his THT screen name?

Why hell, any one can throw a motor on a boat and hook it up. Not rocket science type work.

THT = Dunning–Kruger effect

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take a look at my build thread. Im fairly certain I can handle a repower. Honda and the USCG lets me do it on their boats (when they had funding, lol).

I do, however, understand the liability behind a good or bad rigging job. It's simple though - if there is a warranty issue that is found to be caused by the rigging, and the rigging wasn't performed by a 'certified' tech, deny the claim.

I'd be fine with that.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:27 PM
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We have mercury dealer here and Yamaha dealer here....both have no idea how to service a motor, would not let them touch my motor with a barge pole.

also they charge ridiculous prices to buy....

also when it comes to nearest dealer...you cannot deal with another African country otherwise you are paying double duties , double shipping... SA is nearly as far away as USA is from Ghana for example.

one of the funniest ones i ever had was shipping my boat here. USA forwarder said cant ship to Ghana (no idea why , gets ships everyday) but could ship to Egypt and i could trailer it from there......hahahahaha...... cross the sahara and several war torn countries with my boat towed behind me....needless to say, didnt use that forwarding agent

Glad i am looking at the Suzuki, no dealer here so hopefully can deal with some well known people here on THT
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by busanga View Post
We have mercury dealer here and Yamaha dealer here....both have no idea how to service a motor, would not let them touch my motor with a barge pole.

also they charge ridiculous prices to buy....

also when it comes to nearest dealer...you cannot deal with another African country otherwise you are paying double duties , double shipping... SA is nearly as far away as USA is from Ghana for example.

one of the funniest ones i ever had was shipping my boat here. USA forwarder said cant ship to Ghana (no idea why , gets ships everyday) but could ship to Egypt and i could trailer it from there......hahahahaha...... cross the sahara and several war torn countries with my boat towed behind me....needless to say, didnt use that forwarding agent

Glad i am looking at the Suzuki, no dealer here so hopefully can deal with some well known people here on THT
I believe two strokes are still sold in other markets, this might be a good option.
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I live in CT the repower market is pretty slim I was considering a repower and spoke to a local Suzuki dealer he admitted to me he could not match the price of the FL guys. He said buy the engines anywhere in the US have them drop shipped he would rig them.

His rigging for CT I thought was fair, I sold the boat and moved on but if I wanted to repower locally that is what I would do. He would gladly service them.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Full transparency now. We need to read/see what you are going to be discussing with a potential customer. Mercury Marine might need to see. lol

If you have nothing to hide post it for the THT world to see.
When you’re in the market for a Mercury, you’ll receive the same PM. Until then, you’ll always wonder whether we’re doing something sketchy or just connecting with a potential customer on a more personal level than a generic response in his thread.
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
I believe two strokes are still sold in other markets, this might be a good option.
Ha , now you will have the problem of no two stroke oil....

i will get a Suzuki DF350 , there is always a way... This is Africa``

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