you sound like someone that is bitter over the loss of business to online merchants.
No, not at all. I'm waiting for the day someone can survey a boat from a remote location.
What chaps my butt to no end are people that have "done their research" then popped out and purchased something and then they're not in some state of orgasmic bliss.
You said you have little or no experience with outboards and you did your due diligence over the 'net. Well, what the heck did you expect?
You want 6HP, Take off the prop and lower end, remove the charging system and air cleaner, drop it in a barrel and fire it up, I'll bet you get 6HP at WOT.
HP is measured at the crank. not the prop.
Yes i did make the decision to purchase this engine after extensive research into it based on the available information.
There is now a lot more available information for people to make up their minds on this because I have opened my mouth and said something.
Yup, from a guy with admittedly no experience. good job, gives you a lot of street cred in my book.
I wish someone else had started a conversation like this on the net prior to me.
Me too, someone that had actually asked the right questions and was willing to listen to the responses given.
I am moving on but why should I pretend to be happy about a product that didn't meet my expectations.
Aye, they were YOUR expectations weren't they?
i was not told that it would be the be all end all for my particular boat.
Thats not suprising.
the language used was basically that the dealer wasn't going to recommend the engine for any specific use as they didn't want it coming back to bite them if they did say it would work. Of the multiple people that i spoke with prior to purchase at different places this seemed to be a fairly standard attitude. In summary "that its a great product put we dont promise it will work for your boat." your boat being pretty much any boat. I have problems with this attitude selling a product but I can understand that with boats there are a lot of variables and unless the dealer is very experienced with all the products he sells and applying them to different products then he wouldn't want to say anything one way or the other.
What part of we dont promise it will work for your boat did you not really want to listen to?
Did you ever buy a set of tires for your car? Did you realize that the OEM tires, while black and round may not be the "perfect" tires for your vehicle? The tires were selected by the OEM for just about one reason. Price. Shudder at that thought. Still, many people stroll into Sears and want "what came on the car". Ok, bub, thats what you get.
If I'm "tireguy" and you want tires, I'm shutting up and giving you tires.
And thats what you got. You got what you asked for.
NO ONE selling a product is going to warranty the suitability.
Why? People are lawsuit crazy idiots. I can even imagine the "bait and switch" argument being made.
"Your honor, I wanted to buy a chrome plated tittlator valve, and the sales guy said I really didn't want that one, that I needed the brass plated one, it cost me a hunnert dollars more and I didn't need that one. He lied to me and I want half a million. "
Now, if you'd gone to a brick and mortor, ("SOME" brick and mortars) You might have been able to talk to sales wonks, service people, maybe even picked up some spec's.
Did you ask anyone on here, or SA, or any of the numerous boards their thoughts BEFORE you saved a couple of hundred bucks? (someone other than an internet front?) Pull up your biggirl panties and be flippin' happy that you have a new to you motor, Hey, look at all of the money you saved... other than all of the test junk you bought just to prove that it wasn't doing what you were "told" it would do.
Or, list it on Ebay... of course, now that you've went on your diatribe as to the relative "worth" of this underperforming motor, good luck with that.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs
Last edited by cardiacpaul; 10-04-2007 at 05:59 PM.