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lwallis posted 02-05-2008 06:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for lwallis   Send Email to lwallis  
I'm in the market for a small four stroke, probably 6 to 10 HP new or used. Any suggestions on where to get a reasonable deal? Thanks - - Lars
Sal A posted 02-05-2008 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
There is a chance I will be moving up to a 130 Sport, or maybe just getting a more powerful engine for my tender. If I do (I will know in the next week) you can have the 2005 Merc 9.9 4 stroke with very low hours and a hydrofoil (you can take it off if you like) for a name your own price, Lars.

I'll ket you know within the week.

merc125 posted 02-05-2008 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for merc125  Send Email to merc125     
I've been looking at small motors also, and have found "onlineoutboards" on ebays sells new 4 stroke Tohatsu 9.8s for $1615 delivered. I'd prefer a 2 stroke, but thats a great price. My local Mercury dealer wants more for a N.O.S. 2002 9.9 . MartyD
whalerjim2 posted 02-05-2008 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerjim2    
I have a 2006 Merc 4 stroke for sale. It's a 15" shaft with electric start and a tiller. It runs perfectly. I'll sell it for $1750. Call if interested 727-224-0313. I'm located in St Pete, Florida
lwallis posted 02-05-2008 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for lwallis  Send Email to lwallis     

That sounds great. Is it under 100#s? It's going on an AquaDutch inflatable dhingy. I'm thinking 50 to 75# range so I can move the motor from dhingy to a motor mount afloat. The dhingy is for getting the 2 hounds to and from feet dry, and the occassional bass event that I can't do any longer now since Molly is moving on to making another BW'ler a happy camper. Look forward to hearing. I'll be hauling Molly to NJ in the next week or two. Cheers - - Lars

whalerjim: How big is it?

aubv posted 02-05-2008 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
I have a 1996 Evinrude 9.9 2 Stroke Long shaft electric start- Never Run, if anyone is interested. Send me an e-mail.
DaveS posted 02-05-2008 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
a few years ago, I purchased a 4-stroke 5hp Merc from my local dealer...I had been keep track of all the online vendors, Ed's, Almars, etc....when I finally decided to make the purchase, I visited my local Merc dealer, he's about 5 minutes from my house...I had already decided to purchase from him before I walked in the door but wanted to see what kind of price I was looking at...turns out, he was within about $20 of the Ed's price of the could I beat that? Give your local guy a chance, you just might be surprised...

Another direction you can go is've seen a lot of engines come through there at good prices...

Good luck.,..


Tohsgib posted 02-06-2008 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Since you live in VA...I would serioulsy look at Ed's. Their prices are great and you can just pick up the smaller engines and carry. You might be able to slip into a border state though and save on sales tax.

Ed's and all 4 strokes: 8hp Johnson $1500, 6hp Merc $1300, 8hp $1400, and 9.9 $18-2100, 6hp Suzuki $1100(great deal) or 9.9 $1700, 6hp Yamaha $1400, 8hp $15-2100, and 9.9 $18-2400.

If for a trolling motor..MAKE SURE you get the sailboat prop or you are not going to get half the performance.

lwallis posted 02-06-2008 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for lwallis  Send Email to lwallis     
Thanks for the heads up on Ed's, I'd forgotten about him. I was looking at that 6 HP Suzuki last night. It does seem like a pretty decent price.
Roarque posted 02-06-2008 05:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Roarque  Send Email to Roarque     
When I was young, I remember that every garage I went into had what seemed to me (at the time) hundreds of license plates nailed to the interior walls, between the 2x4 framing.

I also remember that every boat house had one or two kicker motors clamped to a 2x6 which was horizontal and nailed to the vertical 2x4 studs of the interior of the structure.

Men seem to have trouble selling old outboards. They keep them and they keep them, hoping that one day a new boat will show up or perhaps that one of their children will need a kicker engine for a boat that they have purchased.

Perhaps I should start up an online clearing house for these machines - call it Kickers R Us. We wouldn't actually sell them to each other, we'd just give them away to "a good home".

Tohsgib posted 02-07-2008 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I have 4 engines in my barn as well...just waiting for a hull. If you truly want t for reliability then why spend $500 used when you can buy new with 6yr warranty for $500+ more?

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