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Old 08-30-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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Repower

Im getting sick of listening to thunks, bumps, changes in noises during operation, and overall just dealing with my current motor.

(Im also drooling over an extra couple feet overall but that will be a different thread later in the off-season.)

What are the general thoughts around repowering a relatively old boat (00)? Worth rolling the dice on a good looking HO 4 stroke? Buy new? Avoid certain makes/models that are 10+ years old?

Id really like to be able to appreciate the benefits of a 4 stroke at this point, and would like the opportunity to add a bit of power. Obviously Im going to digest the feedback from this discussion for a while as I weigh it against upgrading the whole package (boat and motor) but figured Id start with just power...

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Old 08-30-2019, 07:10 PM   #2
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What is the hull?
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:43 PM   #3
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Don't repower if your not going to keep the hull
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:53 PM   #4
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If I decide going bigger is in the cards, repower will not be happening. This is to help me if the decision is to keep the hull.
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I repowered too soon .I should have run my my original 2 stroke until it blew .but 9 years & 1200+ hours I traded it ...dumb f uck .for a 4 stroke .yep super quiet , but I should have upped the HP / now this one is 8 years old ..But not this time ...the way they run & what they cost ..I figure I,ll quit before it does

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I have put 1200 hours on my boat in 5 years and I will ride those motors til they diminish return.
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:01 AM   #7
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Id say if youre going to move up to new to u , dont repower...

My guess is the return on investment on a new motor if you do sell will fall short...

My 04 rig has 24- 2500? Hrs. , over 2k of that I put on her in 6-7? Seasons...

Having a boat with the engine worth twice the value of the hull doesnt make sense to me... IMO

plus, u need room for that growing family... shell understand...
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Id say if youre going to move up to new to u , dont repower...

My guess is the return on investment on a new motor if you do sell will fall short...

My 04 rig has 24- 2500? Hrs. , over 2k of that I put on her in 6-7? Seasons...

Having a boat with the engine worth twice the value of the hull doesnt make sense to me... IMO

plus, u need room for that growing family... shell understand...
Shes supportive of the move up, but my ability to just throw er on the hitch and go starts to get complicated as I drool over 24s, given that I just found out that since my 21 is wider than 86 Ive actually been needing a wide load permit the whole time Ive owned it... So at this point new boat = new truck = all kinds of other new things... Im evaluating avalanche avoidance tactics with the repower conversations

I was thinking I might be able to find a haul off for ~5-7k and get something like the best of both worlds, but Im aware what a crap shoot used outboards are...
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