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Old 04-14-2019, 11:03 AM
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I'm looking at an offshore boat which has low hour )500 hours) twin, 200 Yamaha OX66's. The hull is in nice shape but the old OX66's has me gun shy on buying it. Naturally I will have them checked out but am I nuts fr even considering it?
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:08 AM
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500hrs on 20yo engines is 25/yr. Hell mine spend more than that at idle on a normal weekend. They’re either going to be pristine or seized up POS.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:17 AM
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I would have no issue if the motors check out good... and its priced appropriately.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:23 AM
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If you're not comfortable with it, don't buy it. It's your money on the line not anyone else's.
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Got a pair on my regulator. They are great keep up on the filters and feed them good synthetic 2 cycle oil. Mine have at least 2k hours.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:24 PM
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NO I would not, only because I had a really bad expieience with a pair of 225's, OX sensors mainly.
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If compression is good I’d make that deal in a heartbeat. Just traded in a 20 yr old 225 ox66. Thing was a beast. Never left me stranded and I owned it for 20 years.

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I am in the no column. I have a rebuilt one on my 2001 Pathfinder but the reason I have that is because the head corroded through and the rebuilt one as cheaper. I was very good with flushing and kept the boat in freshwater a large part of the time. I would be concerned with corrosion with these engines.
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Bought a 92 GW Explorer 246G with the original ‘92 Yamaha 2S 150s, sub 400 hours, well maintained, had to replace the lower unit on port and everything has been good since. Great compression across the board, no issues. I’d have a mechanic check them out, if he was a good assessment, go for it.
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How much fuel and oil do they suck?....I'm betting ALOT
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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No. That is not nearly enough hours for that year. They have been sitting.
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It’s all about price. Motors are realisticly worth +/-5k and it would cost another $10-15k swap out / trade out to used 4 strokes, plus some to have them hung. Are you buying it for $10-15k less than the same boat with 4 strokes?

We have 2001’s on our boat with about 1500 hours. We’ll run them until one dies, then replace. At this point the still run fine and aren’t depreciating significantly, so no real loss to keep running them.

Are they good on gas, no! We get about 1.2 mpg (twin 250’s, plus oil)...but you don’t go and spend $10-15k (used, much more new) for 4 stokes getting slightly better mpg’s On the calculus of the fuel bill.

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Old 04-14-2019, 04:11 PM
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Buy the hull not the engines. It’s all about price. Swapping outboards is easy.
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I'd zero the engines and pay hull value.
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:30 PM
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what if they were 20 yr old 4 strokes?
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:32 PM
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Doesn’t really matter whether engines are “good” or “bad” they have market value distinct from the hull. You can decide to keep or repower after you check out the engines or walk away from the deal if owner wants too much $.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
How much fuel and oil do they suck?....I'm betting ALOT
Not as much as $40K of new engines...
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Originally Posted by Lookinup76 View Post
If you're not comfortable with it, don't buy it. It's your money on the line not anyone else's.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:23 AM
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Still plowing on with our 1999 OX66 225hp (1550 hours). I do not hesitate to run it offshore. That's why I have BoatUS. Boat motors are unpredictable, so when questions like this are asked, there's no good answer. It sounds like you've already got anxiety about it, so don't do it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
I'd zero the engines and pay hull value.
i have done exactly that with both boats and aircraft. pay a price that values the engine/s at zero. same goes for old electronics. in fact it makes the buy decision easier. its the deals with mid-time , mid age components that is tough.
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