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Old 08-05-2020, 05:53 PM
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Default Cheapest place to get 60hp

I'll hopefully be looking for an outboard for my skiff in the next few weeks. With all the craziness I'm wondering where is the cheapest place to get a new 60hp these days.
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Cheapest new ? https://parsunpower.en.made-in-china.com/

But min. order is 2. GOOD LUCK!
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You'd need two - one as the back up

Might get 12 months of them working then instead of six.

I would go for anywhere that has a 60 in stock - a friend is trying to get a 60 at the moment (old engine died so he wants one quickly) - trying to find one that won't take weeks to deliver is proving difficult (this is in the UK, but suppliers are saying it's a world wide problem with the increase in demand since COVID).
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I just put a 60 hp Mercury on my Whaler. $8200 installed with a 6 year warranty. This is South Jersey.
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Its a boat
"Cheapest" isnt part of vernacular
It'll all be within a few hundred dollars of each other

Just go get it near you
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I meant to say I was in Central Florida. As far as going with whatever shop is local because the prices are all close, that is false. Shopping locally last year I got quotes ranging from $8,200 to $11,000 for just a 60hp Zuke.
Best I've found so far was a Tohatsu 60hp for $7,000, so that's likely the route ill take. I thought about used, but after looking for a few weeks, there is nothing out there.
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Try the Sport Center in Cordele, Ga.They sell Merc and Zukes at good prices.
Also Central Ga. Marine in Macon,Ga. They have low prices too.
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Last year I bought a "fish camp" Mercury 60 from these guys: https://www.smalloutboards.com/m99.htm. It comes without rigging or prop but it was about half price of a new one. Came in the original shipping crate and looks/runs like new. One thing though - the warranty isn't the same because the motor was "commercial use" or something like that. I see they're currently on hold because of the snafu with Canada, but if you don't find one, it may be an option once they open trade back up.
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I tried smalloutboards.com already. They are pretty much sold out right now because everyone is Covid bored and hitting the water.

GA is going to be a bit far for us, but I'll look into it, thanks.
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Try Central Marine in St.Pete. They used to stock a LOT of outboards at volume pricing.
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Originally Posted by Firecat1981 View Post
I meant to say I was in Central Florida. As far as going with whatever shop is local because the prices are all close, that is false. Shopping locally last year I got quotes ranging from $8,200 to $11,000 for just a 60hp Zuke.
Best I've found so far was a Tohatsu 60hp for $7,000, so that's likely the route ill take. I thought about used, but after looking for a few weeks, there is nothing out there.
Call some shops in south Florida. I think you can beat that quote for a 60 zuke.
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The $8200 was from international marine if memory serves. At the time that was the best I could do with a Zuke, but I'm open to other brands.
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Ya gotta think outside the box...
Find out where the next Antifa riot will be held and loot/steal from a local, hard-working American business...just like all the other punks.
I hope you don't find any humor in this, because it is tragic as heck.
Keep your money local. Support your local business, or one of the good folks on this site.
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I would settle on a brand first. After that get a list of dealerships within 200 miles and start calling to see if anyone has a leftover or any in stock.
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I'm leaning towards tohatsu and suzuki because I want a white motor to go with my ice blue hull.
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Originally Posted by Firecat1981 View Post
I meant to say I was in Central Florida. As far as going with whatever shop is local because the prices are all close, that is false. Shopping locally last year I got quotes ranging from $8,200 to $11,000 for just a 60hp Zuke.
Best I've found so far was a Tohatsu 60hp for $7,000, so that's likely the route ill take. I thought about used, but after looking for a few weeks, there is nothing out there.
In central Florida
I would check Boats.net That resolves to a dealer in Lake Placid near you.
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Originally Posted by Firecat1981 View Post
I meant to say I was in Central Florida. As far as going with whatever shop is local because the prices are all close, that is false. Shopping locally last year I got quotes ranging from $8,200 to $11,000 for just a 60hp Zuke.
Best I've found so far was a Tohatsu 60hp for $7,000, so that's likely the route ill take. I thought about used, but after looking for a few weeks, there is nothing out there.
Make sure you compare apples to apples.
should include all controls wiring cables key switch installation


my personal viewpoint is tell them what you're willing to pay what you know you can get it for elsewhere. if you let them give you a high number first they're less likely to come all the way down off of it. But it does depend on what they think think they can sell it for in near future. if they're rigging new boats and make an extra thousand on each one, much less likely to give you a good deal
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Buy your outboard from your local dealer. In the long run it will work out to be the "cheapest". Penny wise pound foolish to drive across two states or buy via the interhoax.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
In central Florida
I would check Boats.net That resolves to a dealer in Lake Placid near you.
They aren't to bad on price, but they have availability issues right now.
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Make sure you compare apples to apples.
should include all controls wiring cables key switch installation


my personal viewpoint is tell them what you're willing to pay what you know you can get it for elsewhere. if you let them give you a high number first they're less likely to come all the way down off of it. But it does depend on what they think think they can sell it for in near future. if they're rigging new boats and make an extra thousand on each one, much less likely to give you a good deal
All the quotes I'm getting include controls, and full install. Some vary on the prop, aluminum or SS.

In my experience the dealers aren't haggling on smaller motors. They sometimes don't want to even talk to me cause everyone right now is doing a Covid repower. Markups are bigger on 200+hp motors and electronics packages.

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