Originally Posted by chriscraftmatt1976
I was a boat mechanic for years, and you can't always trust the gauge. Hook up a laptop to it to get the true number. (not saying he's lying, but i've checked out boats for guys before and the hours were different on the gauge than the computer)
They normally do this if you have the M/C dealer do a owner transfer inspection. Good investment as they look over all items on the boat to determine if any issues or items a new owner should be aware of. This includes verifying the ECM matches the hr guage on the tach. Did this with my purchase and was well worth the investment for the piece of mind. In the case the seller is asking top dollar, I'd expect the seller to pay to correct anything of concern as part of the purchase price.