Old 10-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New England
Posts: 489
Received 121 Likes on 89 Posts
Default DIY vs Mechanic Receipts, major engine work resale value

Curious on thoughts.

2002 Yamaha F225, runs great and no fault codes thrown but has midsection corrosion. Boats currently for sale and has been under contract twice with both buys backing out due to not knowing how the block is (donít ask me why they agreed to numbers or put a deposit down then backed out after the fact on a well known concern), because you canít see that from the scope you need to pull the block.

Question: Taking that into account, if I decide to do the exhaust kit, would it turn a potential buyer off if it was documented and DIY or would it make more sense to just pay someone to do it? I want to do it in case it doesnít sell so I have a full knowledge of the engine and just was offered a place to do it with someone whose knowledgeable when it comes to engines and taking things apart and putting them back together and had any tool Iíd need.
My concern is id spend a weekend doing it, get it all replaced assuming no issues, document it and a buyer (assuming Iíd still want to sell after that sweat equity) would still come back and say it wasnít checked by a certified yamaha tech so I want it at a discount.

I know a bunch of guys have done the work themselves so curious if youíve sold and if youíve run into that. Only reason Iím selling the CC is to move to a downEast so I have a cabin and can run traps in NH. Is it worth just bringing to a mechanic and paying then selling or is DIY fine as long as itís documented?