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Dave posted 02-05-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dave   Send Email to Dave  
I am the very pleased owner of a 1997 17' Standard with a 90 HP Yamaha. The boat is like new. However, I have a friend who has an older (1982) 20' Outrage which is bigger, heavier and no doubt a much better rough water ride. The old Johnson 150 HP is on it's last legs, so plug in about $10,000 for a new Yamaha unless I can find a used one. Am I crazy? Is there a high probability the the 20' has saturated foam? Has anyone else "brought one back"? The boat has not been abused, but it is not bristol by any stretch. Given the need to re-power, what should I pay? The boat also has an original trailer but I doubt that it is road worthy. Thanks for any/all input!
hauptjm posted 02-05-2001 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Assuming the condition is purely cosmetic, I would estimate the hull value at $6,500.00 ( I'm probably a little on the high end). Check the transom for any weakness! Probably the single most important part of the hulls integrity. Secondly, make sure all periphial hardware (steering, controls, wiring, etc.) are in good working order. If you repower you'll most likely have to refit new controls anyway. FYI, I just priced a brand new Yamaha 150 Xefi with controls, and two gauges and labor for $10,000.00 flat. In addition, I can add the extended warranty (3 more years to the factory 2, for a total of 5 years) for an additional $1,300.00. Lock, stock and barrel for $11,300.00. I thought the warranty was a little high, but overall, a fair deal.
Chesapeake posted 02-05-2001 06:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Yamaha is offering a special deal at boat shows right now.

If you buy a two stroke, you get an extra year's warranty. A year's worth is about $400.

If you buy a 4 stroke, you can get an extra 2 or 3 years of warranty free of charge.

Not bad.

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