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KeysNole posted 11-03-2001 03:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for KeysNole   Send Email to KeysNole  
I found a 1992 13' SS with a blown motor, and paid 3K for it. To me it is an awesome little boat, and I love the all fiberglass construction. The owner had used it as a tender, and decided to sell it when the 50 hp Yamaha (with trim and tilt) stopped injecting oil and gave out. With a rebuilt motor, I believe I have found a great deal. The boat is simply loaded, with a bimini, CD player and speakers, stainless prop, cushion package, all reciepts, and a 1999 Continental trailer. Even comes with a spare tire and wheel lock and boat cover.

As soon as Hurricane Michelle gives me a break from this rain here in South Florida, I will be getting this motor fixed. It will be a great boat, and I am now a proud Whaler owner.

kingfish posted 11-03-2001 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Way to go, KeysNote! It looks like you fell into one of those situations we all look for but seldom find.

I see you're not entirely new to the forum, but welcome, anyway; we're here to help you manage your newfound addiction.


JBCornwell posted 11-03-2001 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Congratulations, KeysNole. Sounds like a great buy.

Don't fix that Yammy 50. Replace it with a 40, which is what it is intended to run. Any speed the 50 would provide beyond the LEGAL AN SAFE 40 is into the death defying zone.

Please, consider the legal and insurance implications of defying the USCG and the BIA on what this boat should have in the way of power.

Any accident. . . your fault, their fault, NOBODY'S fault. You would be toast.


Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

KeysNole posted 11-03-2001 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for KeysNole  Send Email to KeysNole     
JB, I have taken a 40 into consideration. I am going to look at the cost of used motors vs. rebuilding. I know the 50 is overpowered, but down here neither the insurance or Coast Guard are too tough. As long as you don't have drugs or illegal immigrants, they are ok.

One thing I haven't figured out though--the motor was original on the boat. Surely BW wouldn't have put it on there at the factory? Maybe a local place did it?

I will keep everyone informed as to how things go. I'm really looking forward to getting it on the water within the next few weeks.

parrothead posted 11-05-2001 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for parrothead  Send Email to parrothead     
Congratulations KeysNole sounds like you got a great deal. Best of luck to you finding a
good deal with your motor. Be safe when you finally get out their and enjoy every second
of it.
Bigshot posted 11-06-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Gonna run about $1500 to rebuild as long as crank is good. If crank is shot which usually happens when oil goes dry then she is shongo and not worth it. Most people think the VRO goes but it would have to ruin all three cyls. If only one is bad, then carb went lean and toasted piston and repairs can be done. Pull the head off the back and give a look. You will be able to tell the extent of the damage. Don't let JB scare you, he runs a 60 on his:)
bigz posted 11-06-2001 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Keysnote congratulations ---

In '92 factory was not packaging boats with motors -- would have been a dealer deal or the owner purchased and rigged his motor ---

Since the Yam is toast, sounds like the previous owner fried the head since Yam alarms usually work very well on that custom blend injection system. Might consider a used 40, max. size for her (don't tell me the USGC and local police can't be tough) period. Try for a mid to late 90's with power trim and tilt, why throw good money away on a '92 which could run you close to what a '94 to '98 used would cost ---

Hey whatever you do best of luck with that little bronco --- Tom

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