Sunrise Marines, Mary Esther, FL
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Pawleys Island Marine, Myrtle Beach, SC (and advertising 3 yr warranty)
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As well as other dealers, such as Nichols Marine, Chattanooga, TN who sell engines in a crate. (Google it)
And I don't believe I said that I wasn't going to let my local Yamaha dealer do the rigging, did I? My local dealer was restricted, by Yamaha, from selling loose engines; only packages. I did not want an engine with a boat under it, just an engine for my boat AND I wanted a Yamaha. The district rep, as I said before, hooked me up with the nearest dealer who had crate engines and everything was done ABOVE BOARD. And this engine WILL be properly registered for warranty purposes.
Because I value hard work and honest pay, I shop around for the best deals such as Yamaha engines and gauges. If that somehow offends your sensitivities that I would shop around for my engine and gauge package, then so be it. I happen to like my local dealer and will do business with him and he has no qualms about making honest wages off of an install.