Old 06-23-2015, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by NeilC View Post
I understand but the key word for me is "could". The older the motor the more risk. I see some people asking very high amounts for older Boston Whalers with old motors. Just because the hull holds its value doesnt mean that motor is worth more just because it is bolted to a high quality hull. A 15 year old Mercury 90 on a Boston Whaler is not worth more than the same 15 year old Mercury 90 bolted to a Trophy. See the link below.

Yeah, that 15 asking price is way high. But it's an anomoly -- I see them routinely, same vintage for $5-7K (http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/boa/4991063599.html), so that owner is just whacked. His price would be about right if it had a very recent re-power.

You can get a nice Montauk 17 for that price or less: