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JFM posted 03-11-2002 04:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
I'm letting some steam off about our local (Cinti) airport. 2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to Acapulco for "free", air fare only. The best air fare was 1085.00 each. We tried other close by cities and they were all the same. The other thing was 3 lay overs for about a 12 hour ordeal. I almost did it, but my son said " dad that's stupid, spend the money on a new engine and trailer for the 13 Sport". So I looked into that, what a joke! Trailer not bad $600.00 but a new 30 hp 4 stroke, best deal in town $5000.00! I can't win! Regards, Jay
lhg posted 03-11-2002 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You're dealing with "Spring Break" airfares right now. No place warm is cheap.

Cabela's is selling Nissan 30Hp 4-strokes, 20" shaft, with electric start and power trim, for $3500.

A Merc 30 HP 2-stroke, with same, is $3100.

tabasco posted 03-11-2002 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Go here for cheap prices Ed's Marine

tabasco posted 03-11-2002 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Go here for cheap prices Ed's Marine

GAwhale posted 03-11-2002 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
JFM - Go to Acapulco. And fly Delta.

We appreciate it. We have not made any money since September 11. I don't think you will find any bargain basement prices right now.

JFM posted 03-12-2002 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
GA, Delta is the problem! I know you work on aircraft so I understand what you say. However we fly at work out of Dayton Oh. to Cinti. To LAX and save $600-$700 per person. Why does Delta do that when we're on the same flight?
lhg and tabasco, thanks for the info. I'll try to use it for a better price around here. Also, when you buy an engine "mail order" who does the warranty work?
Thanks, Jay
Salmon Tub posted 03-12-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Buy the Nissan - you won't be sorry, and don't listen to anyone about the fact that parts are hard to find. There are just not alot of shops that carry them, because not alot of demand for parts, and not alot of demand for service. You will only need 2 things, plugs (not as often on a 4 stroke) and impeller, once every 2 years (same as all outboards). You got to wonder about engines that have such a high demand for service that there is a guy who services and sells? them on every corner. A reputation of what you used to be only carries you so far.
Bigshot posted 03-13-2002 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Place in DE has new 2000 25hp Merc 4stroke manuals for $2100. 1999 for 1900.
Chris J posted 03-13-2002 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chris J  Send Email to Chris J     
Air fare not logical, either.

Every year I fly from San Luis Obispo CA to Washington DC two or three times. Last trip I had a tough time finding a reasonable fare into any DC airport. The best I could do at the time was around $450 RT. But I could fly into Harrisburg, PA for around $260. Not too far to drive to DC.

The weird thing was, I would have had to change planes -- both ways -- in (drum roll, please):

Washington, DC (Dulles Airport).

I eventually found a cheap flight into DC, but never could figure out what was up with that ride to Harriburg. I guess the airport cafe needed the business.

I'd rather spend the money on my boat any day, but unfortunately it is in DC.

JFM posted 03-13-2002 01:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Did some more motor shopping yesterday. Bass Pro $3815.00 for Merc 40 4 stroke efi. $315.00 for cables and controls. $150.00 to rig, but forgot to mention old cable steering. Does this sound reasonable?
Bigshot posted 03-13-2002 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Jay....New 2001 yamaha 25hp 4 stroke near me for $2550. Manual start 20". Now that is reasonable.
hauptjm posted 03-13-2002 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Sundance Marine in Florida:

2 stroke Johnson 40 $2,530
2 stroke Merc 40 $2,673
4 stroke Merc 40 $3,240

all 2002 models with 20" shafts. You would have to add cables and mount yourself, or have a local do it for $.

hauptjm posted 03-13-2002 04:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Sorry, forgot to add site address to above.

whaletail posted 03-13-2002 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaletail  Send Email to whaletail     
You won't believe this, but I just bought a 2002 Honda 90 for $5600. Had to do a little driving for it, but well worth the haul!
Bigshot posted 03-14-2002 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     

I had a 01 90 Honda lined up for $4900 with controls and everything. Was REALLY tempted. Shipping was like $350 and no tax. Might have been no warranty too.

I also mada a mistake. The $2100 was for a 40hp Merc 4 stroke but manual start, not a 25hp.

Caceman posted 03-15-2002 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Caceman  Send Email to Caceman     
$450 from San Luis Obispo to DC?!?!? That is an INCREDIBLE price. I was supposed to fly into San Luis Obispo a few weeks ago, and it was going to cost me over $2000, from San Antonio, TX. I fly almost every week (on Delta), and my average airfare is probably around $1200. I guess that is why I always get good service from the Delta agents.....

Delta Platinum Medallion

GAwhale posted 03-15-2002 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
You're a good man Andrew.

I don't know the exact statistics. The average pleasure traveler flys once or twice a year. The business traveler flys 15-20 times a year.

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