I purchased a 2000 40 hp 4 stroke Yamaha from Tony's Birkshire Boats in Pittsfield, MA on ebay which was described as VERY VERY NICE, WELL MAINTAINED, etc. Paid the next day. Had to BEG the seller to ship the motor to me even though it was to my expense. Motor arrived two weeks later basically DOA and damaged in transit due to poor packaging. Motor was not secured in crate and there were large gashes in shaft and under cowling. Not a 2000 model but a 1999 model, no propeller and oil was left in the motor even though a piece of tape on the back of the motor said ""no oil"". $1575 for motor, $600 shipping, $400 for controls locally, $150 for prop locally, $325 so far for repairs. When motor arrived, it BARELY ran. I had the local Yamaha mechanic remove and clean the carbs and got it running and idling well. Took it out for sea trials and it wouldn't go over 1,000 rpms. Called seller again and asked if he wanted to make it right and he basically said that I should be happy with what I got and that I got a $5,000 motor. I could have gotten a 2008 40 hp 4 stroke Yamaha installed locally with 3 yr warranty for $5,300. The owner's son (AJ) has absolutely no work ethic whatsoever! If you live in the Pittsfield, MA area BEWARE OF YONY""S BIRKSHIRE BOAT'S!!!!!!!! email me at oldbaydog1@hotmail for more details!
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