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Charlie Smith
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Username: boatbear

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 09:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A friend without Internet (gasp!) wants to sell this lot and I’m trying to help him.

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The story – about 12 years ago this motor was sent off to Aub Rose for a complete internal re-furb. The boat, a plywood thing covered in frozen snot, was discovered to have terminal rot and was put out of its misery. The motor came back and has been stored ever since, without being run.

The owner wants to sell it now, and my query is: should he put some effort into tarting it up to sell on eBay, or would it be better to sell as-is and let the new owner undertake the full restoration? Either way, what would be a reasonable price to ask? The owner is located near Lake Hume on the Vic/NSW border. He has the original manual complete with greasy fingerprints and the receipts from Mr Rose. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Charlie
email: cs1@iinet.net.au
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Eric Schulz
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Username: eric_schulz

Post Number: 43
Registered: 01-2007


Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My advice would be to leave it as it is. As a buyer, I like to see what is under the paint, unless I can see a thorough restoration has been done. "Tarting it up", in my opinion, is not worth the effort. Restoring to original costs a lot of time and money which you may not recover. Half a job just cheapens the look of the engine.

Eric
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Charlie Smith
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Username: boatbear

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Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Eric for a very quick response. I agree entirely with your view. It is to be hoped that a knowledgeable buyer will appreciate the treasure under the rough exterior.

Regards, Charlie
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Brian Fletcher
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Username: dyno

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 12:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you know if he sold the engine??
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Charlie Smith
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Username: boatbear

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

G'day Brian - The engine is still for sale. Please send me an email (I tried to send a message to your hotmail account, but it bounced)

Regards, Charlie

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