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Boat Motor 2002 Mercury outboard 225hp needs overhaul

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06-27-17, 06:51 AM   #1  
Boat Motor 2002 Mercury outboard 225hp needs overhaul

Boat motor with a boat mechanic we trust and have used before. It needs an overhaul (not sure the details since he talked to other family member) except the cost will be $3K to $4K. My fist thought is if spending that amount of money on a boat motor from 2002 is worth it? Assuming all the figures are correct for the repair not sure if we should put money into it. Thanks for all your feedback.

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06-27-17, 09:29 AM   #2  
Not a pro. That's a big engine but add to that number the current value of the old engine before repair, always worth something to someone, say $1,000. So that would be $4K to $5K. Then, after repair what would the old engine be worth?

Can't help with actual numbers but I seem to get burned every time I put a lot of money into a repair of something. Guess I don't learn.


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06-27-17, 01:18 PM   #3  
All you have to do is price a new one or even a used one to determine if it's worth it to you.

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06-27-17, 07:41 PM   #4  
What condition is the rest of the motor.

Salt water fulltime? Get another.

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06-27-17, 08:09 PM   #5  
I was looking around online. Those motors are big bucks. They're getting 6-7K for used ones around the same vintage.

The new Verado series 225 is WELL over 12k.

If you bought that motor new and it's in good physical shape..... rebuild it.

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