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Old 12-27-2019, 11:14 PM
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Current engines are 13yrs old but low time and still running strong. When do you decide to repower?
Old 12-27-2019, 11:32 PM
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When you are paddling back to the dock, but not before. But with two engines that may be never. YMMV.
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I repowered when my 17 year old two stroke started sounding like it had rocks in the power head. Got me back to the dock though.
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Well,... My boat’s at 63 years and still going with the original engines.
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Well,... My boat’s at 63 years and still going with the original engines.

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Need some pics of that classic beauty!
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Too broad of a question. There are many reasons to repower. Mine happened to be burned rings on cylinder # 3. Motor was 13 years old. Some folks repower every year. For others it might be that they are past their peace of mind. I felt like a kid a Christmas when I finally got to.
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Originally Posted by Fishman39 View Post
Too broad of a question. There are many reasons to repower. Mine happened to be burned rings on cylinder # 3. Motor was 13 years old. Some folks repower every year. For others it might be that they are past their peace of mind. I felt like a kid a Christmas when I finally got to.
When I had to I felt like the new guy in Cell Block A.
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My beneficiary can repower till the cows come home
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i. Believe most people that repower, ig noring a well kept a maintained good engine are competing with the Jones. I repower when it craps out a d repairs equal 75% price of new engine.
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When it craps out and it would cost 75% of price for. A new one.

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If your motors are running strong with no issues and you have confidence in them I wouldn’t bother unless you were going to be upgrading to more power or stood to gain significant fuel savings.

I repowered from a 200 HPDI Yammy that was low hours just because I wanted something less finicky with all the mystery fuel filters. Then again I repowered with an ETEC G2 with a finicky power steering system so my opinion isn’t worth much.
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What is this "repower" thing of which you speak?

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When I loose confidence In being able to bring the boat back to the dock under its own power when my kids are on board...
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Repowering from a 19 year old 150 2 stroke to a 12 year old 4 stroke currently. 2 objective. Less fuel burn and less noise. No issue with the 2 stroke, just tired of it.
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Right after the warranty period expires and while I can still get money out of my present one... It's a little funny, marine propulsion is the only thing in my life that I treated this way. Everything else, my goal is to use it up.
I want a warranty on my propulsion.
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this is Interesting. my 90 merc is perfect running. it worth about 4k . a new engine is 9k. so for 5k I'm set for next 10 years. if anything goes wrong with my present engine I'm out 9k .lifes a gamble
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When you need new ones and u can afford it.
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
Ned,

Need some pics of that classic beauty!



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Year before warranty runs out to get top dollar on resale.
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post

Proud looking vessel. Has there been a major restoration involved or was the boat well cared for and used continuously for all those years?

You mentioned engine(s) being 63 years old. My uneducated guess would be a couple of Chrysler gas engines, with the emphasis on my guess being uneducated. Mostly gone now but we had some older boats at my marina and they had Chryslers in them, hence my guess.

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