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Buying a motor

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rustyfish, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. How much am i going to spend on a "good" used 9.9 for my flatbottom.
    Im getting the boat for 100$ but im worried about the motor.
  2. ShakeDown

    ShakeDown OGF Staff Staff Member Admin

    All depends on the year of the motor. MY guess would be, at a minimum, $500-700$ for something 10 years old or so.

  3. Dingo


    What is your recommendation for a 9.9 motor purchase? Get something new, or look for something in the 10-year-old or so range. I have been finding that a good 9.9 is hard to find used, especially without a boat attached. Was contemplating getting a new one, but don't know the best place or brand to start with. Any suggestions?
  4. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!


    My 9.9 Yamaha is 20 years old so I can't tell you how long they will last.
    I have been so happy with mine that I told my wife if this one blows up I will buy another one just like it (except a new one will have electric start)

    I have seen more people who are unhappy with used motors over the years.

    Everyone at Piedmont kept telling the Ranger it had to be a 15 cause there was no way a fat guy with a 9.9 could catch and then pass them like I did.
    Everett eyeballed the motor a couple of times but never asked. Most of the fishermen did not trim their boats corrrectly and lots of the Johnsons Piedmont sold were not as powerful as that Yamahauler

    The key word there is good
    Lots of people are willing to part with a motor that causes them problems.

    Good luck on your search.