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Hrs on Motor

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Hardtop, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. I have a friend who is about to purchase a walleye tournement boat to use for his muskie habit...... how many hours is "a lot" on a 5yr old rig....?
  2. On inland water most outboards never get 500 hours put on them, so this means to me if taken care of and good quality parts put in them when they were built they should last a life time. Taken from Bass and Walleye Boat Magazine.

  3. I bought a used "walleye tourney boat" and it had just under 300 hours on it at 3 years. I've put 200 more on it in 2 years so it's 5 years with 500 hours. I'd agree that 100 hours/year is more than most would work an outboard. The way it was run and maintained would be more important to me than actual hours. You can have it computer analysis done for less than $80. This will reveal you how many hours (actual-not guesses or made up) are on the engine and how many code faults, overrevs, etc.Also it will tell you if the proper break-in procedure was followed.