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hlebowi2 posted 03-08-2003 07:57 AM ET (US)   Profile for hlebowi2   Send Email to hlebowi2  
Hello,
I'm close to buying a used 2000 90 Merc ELPTO to replace an '85 Mariner 90 6 on my '85 17' SS. The boat has original Quicksilver top mounted control box and steering cables, etc. Does anyone know if I can simply bolt the newer motor on and use all the same controls and rigging?
Thanks,
Howard
Dick posted 03-08-2003 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The control, cables and steering will work with the new motor. I am not sure about the wiring harness but it may.
Dick
hlebowi2 posted 03-08-2003 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
Thanks Dick.
That's good news! Now more $$$ left over for mooring cover, refinishing, etc.
Howard
smgrogue posted 03-08-2003 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
Howard--If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for that 2000 Merc 90?
smgrogue posted 03-08-2003 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
Howard--If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for that 2000 Merc 90?
smgrogue posted 03-08-2003 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
Howard--If you dont mind my asking, about how much does a 2000 Merc 90 go for?
smgrogue posted 03-08-2003 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
Sorry about the multiple posts; after each post my browser gave an error message leading me conclude that the post did not go through! By the third post I realized you had not purchased the motor yet...
newt posted 03-08-2003 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
I had a 2003 merc 90 installed to replace a merc '84 90 hp, and the wiring harness, controls, etc, were fine.
hlebowi2 posted 03-09-2003 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
Thanks to all.
The motor is 2000 Merc 90 with approx. 3 months left on factory warranty in perfect cond. w/ a stainless steel prop. I am at $4200 for it. Not high not low, but seems about the market value, I think.
hlebowi2 posted 03-09-2003 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
Also, the motor has aprox. 20-30 hours, one season of freshwater use.
Dick E posted 03-09-2003 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
$4899 Brand new 90 hp Merc
http://www.edsmarinesuperstore.com/mercury.htm
smgrogue posted 03-09-2003 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for smgrogue  Send Email to smgrogue     
It recently cost around $400 to have a 410 lb. motor shipped from Ed's Marine to me in Oregon, so the shipping cost is not trivial. My curiosity about the price of your motor--I have a brand new 2003 Merc 90 ELPTO Saltwater Classic (zero hours) that I have decided not to use for a planned repowering project and so will be selling soon. I suspect I can get a bit more for it by trying to sell it locally, due to the savings in shipping cost versus just buying from Ed's (and, our local dealers do not "deal"). If I decide not to go that route, I will post it on this site. If necessary, I believe the steel shipping crate that Ed's shipped my new motor in can be reused to ship the Merc anywhere I need. The reason I have not posted it yet is that the new motor is still in the crate and I'm not entirely sure when I'll be ready to install it. I don't want to jump the gun on the listing and then not be ready to ship. At the price of that 2000, though, you should give Ed's a call, as shipping to NY should be a lot less than what I paid.
hlebowi2 posted 03-09-2003 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
I figured the $4200 was maybe $400-$500 high, but between not paying shipping, getting a prop included, and the fact that the motor was used one Northeast summer for approx. 25 hours, still has a few months warranty left and it was still $700 less than the Ed's Marine price for a new one (I did see that before I bid) I thought it wasn't to far off the mark. Rationalization? Are there any differences between the '00 and '03? I need a lot of other stuff for the boat (cover, new stern light, redo the wood) the savings seemed worth it.
Bigshot posted 03-10-2003 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I would pass, for $700 you get a 3 year warranty and better resale, etc. For 43800 it is a deal. 20-30 hours....how can they prove it?

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