Help! engine advice? Want to meet up w Melb/C FL X/M sailor?

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roberttintera
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Help! engine advice? Want to meet up w Melb/C FL X/M sailor?

Post by roberttintera » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:54 pm

I have a 97X, Honda 50, @ Melb Bch, last summer rodents ate thru throttle wires, (in marina on trailer), engine hasn't started over 2+ yrs, mechanic this week tried with fuel direct and temporary ignition, NO start, not seized, I'm looking for another mechanic, or do used 50hp (a new one very $$), or is now the time try a 60 or 90hp? Any suggestions or C. Fl Honda wizards? (Is therys!
e a list of Mac X/M owners near Melb, C Fla?).
THX for your input, happiest holidays!

Bob T Melb Bch

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dlandersson
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Re: Help! engine advice? Want to meet up w Melb/C FL X/M sai

Post by dlandersson » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 am

As I watch the blizzard here, I'm thinking I really need to see what you have going on. Who pays the air fare and hotel? :)
roberttintera wrote:I have a 97X, Honda 50, @ Melb Bch, last summer rodents ate thru throttle wires, (in marina on trailer), engine hasn't started over 2+ yrs, mechanic this week tried with fuel direct and temporary ignition, NO start, not seized, I'm looking for another mechanic, or do used 50hp (a new one very $$), or is now the time try a 60 or 90hp? Any suggestions or C. Fl Honda wizards? (Is therys!
e a list of Mac X/M owners near Melb, C Fla?).
THX for your input, happiest holidays!

Bob T Melb Bch

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