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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

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    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!

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    Dingo

    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

    :D
    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.