Old 08-06-2020, 10:33 AM
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Default 1989 Evinrude 48 spl...value in it's current state.

We are just about to re-power my oldest sons boat, currently it has a 1989 48spl that runs great but has an exhaust leak coming from the gasket between the power head and the lower section of the motor. Sounds easy but the problem is, once upon a time, before I owned it, someone replaced the bolts that keep the power head on with hardened steel bolts....so you can imagine the state they are in especially since I have now had the boat 9 years and we ain't exactly on a freshwater lake.

If someone wanted to take the time to drill them out and retap or heli-coil, it could get someone into a running motor on the cheap. It still runs good, just had a tuneup, water pump recently etc.

I hate to toss it in the trash if I can get something for it. Do y'all think it has any value in its current state?