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Wayneman posted 09-01-2002 09:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wayneman   Send Email to Wayneman  
Hello. Some years back, I paid $350.00 for my old Nauset, trailer and 40hp Merc. The engine has proven to be nothing but a headache and I am at the point of dumping it all or trying to find a decent used 60-85 motor preferably an Evinrude. Should I dump the whole shabang or buy a used motor? What would be a reasonable cost of such? Any opinions would be most helpful.
Whaler Proud posted 09-01-2002 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
I'll give you $350.00 for the boat and trailer :)

I repowered my Nauset with a new Suzuki and justified the cost because I plan on passing this boat on to my son. If you enjoy your Whaler and the hull is in good shape, I'd go with a used engine that was re-built by a dealer and comes with some warranty. When I was shopping for power, I was quoted, on average, $3800.00 for used 90 HP 2 strokes.

tlynch posted 09-02-2002 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for tlynch  Send Email to tlynch     
Dump the whole thing, I'll come dispose of it for you free fo charge.

I would pick up a 70 HP Evinrude/Johnson from the late 80's for around $1500 and throw it on.

There was an early 90's Yamaha 90 for sale on this site for $2500 a while back, it has since sold. That would have been perfect for you.

I am serious about coming to pick up your boat if you would like to dump it, I'll even buy you lunch.

Todd

Wayneman posted 09-02-2002 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thanks guys. I thought I'd fill it up with water and put goldfish in it in the back yard.I could use the bilge pump as sort of an aerator and I could put a heater in the boat for use as a hot tub. Actually, I might have found a 70hp Evinrude over the weekend which would enable me to consign the Merc 40 to the mice for a condominium.
skred posted 09-03-2002 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
You could use the 40 for an anchor.....
Red Green says "...duct tape that puppy, and let 'er rip...."
Wayneman posted 09-03-2002 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Well there may be new hope for my old boat. I might have found a competant mechanic that actually recognizes a spark plug. And to boot, someone wants to give me a 35 ft Wheeler cruiser. I just don't know which boat is going to tow who...
Bigshot posted 09-04-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
NEVER accept a free boat unless it is a Whaler. They are not giving it away because it is a great boat. Try getting someone to disopose of a 35' boat. Answer.....give it away and save a couple grand.
whalerdude posted 09-04-2002 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
I have a 91 Yamaha 90 that I have been thinking about selling in order to upgrade to a new engine.

With controls $2500

Wayneman posted 09-04-2002 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thank you Whalerproud. I shall keep it in mind.
Wayneman posted 09-04-2002 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thank you Whalerproud. I shall keep it in mind.
JohnAz posted 09-04-2002 08:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
This spring i was given a 20ft Jet Boat, v bottom, and a very sarge hole in transom and rear bottom,,totaly stripped of every thing , no stringers, no ribs, no nothing. I removed 80% of the deck and made an open center console, boat of it,,stringers and solid urathane foam under the flat floor put 2 /40 hp OMC's on a 12inch set back,.
total $ investment in materials now is $1,200 and that includes all the rigging & instruments,,but not the 40's i had one and the other was $1,500 and in verry good shape
Wayneman posted 09-04-2002 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
John; your project sounded like it had some real challenge but turned out neat! I love to see these home-made one-off resurrections because someone had enough imagination to make it work. There sure are alot of relics out there.
Wayneman posted 09-04-2002 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
John; your project sounded like it had some real challenge but turned out neat! I love to see these home-made one-off resurrections because someone had enough imagination to make it work. There sure are alot of relics out there.

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