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toyt77 posted 03-04-2003 07:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for toyt77   Send Email to toyt77  
There is one for sale on ebay It's a new 1997 Mercury 125.Was this agood motor?Any problems?It's "buy it now" is only 2800.I have a 1992 Guardian 19 that Is in need of a motor.Would this be agood motor for this boat?
PSW posted 03-05-2003 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
I would try to find something in the 150 to 175 range for that boat. Depends what you use the boat for?


Bigshot posted 03-05-2003 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Guardian 19 is the same as a 18 outrage right? Max hp is 150? If so, good engine, great price. Many have 18's with 115hp and they run fine.
PSW posted 03-05-2003 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
The only reason I thought you might want more horsies is that I was told it weighed more since it had a littler thicker fiberglass throughout. I forget how much but I thought it was a few hundred pounds. I may be wrong though.


lhg posted 03-05-2003 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Be sure it is a 25" shaft motor. Most of the 125's were made as 20's. A Dealer can install an extension kit, however, maybe for about $750.
toyt77 posted 03-06-2003 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for toyt77  Send Email to toyt77     
Thanks for your help.I'm confused.I thought this boat took a 20" shaft.You're right about the hp, Ishould go with a 150 because ofthe weight.Thanks again.

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