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freedbaby 08-06-2020 10:33 AM

1989 Evinrude 48 spl...value in it's current state.
 
We are just about to re-power my oldest sons boat, currently it has a 1989 48spl that runs great but has an exhaust leak coming from the gasket between the power head and the lower section of the motor. Sounds easy but the problem is, once upon a time, before I owned it, someone replaced the bolts that keep the power head on with hardened steel bolts....so you can imagine the state they are in especially since I have now had the boat 9 years and we ain't exactly on a freshwater lake.

If someone wanted to take the time to drill them out and retap or heli-coil, it could get someone into a running motor on the cheap. It still runs good, just had a tuneup, water pump recently etc.

I hate to toss it in the trash if I can get something for it. Do y'all think it has any value in its current state?




tommyjones 08-06-2020 10:50 AM

With a decent lower unit it should be worth a couple hundred in parts if someone has a similar motor.

crankyd 08-06-2020 11:23 AM

My Son got a 1988 40 horse Johnson in need of repair for a labor trade of about $300 worth of work cleaning and sanding the guys boats. Took him a couple weeks working like teenagers do. We tore it down and replaced the impeller, thermostat and head gasket. One of the bores is pretty trashed but it still runs great on the skiff we fixed up. it's worth $300-500 as parts pretty easy.

freedbaby 08-06-2020 11:27 AM

ok, thanks for the replies. I also have it on a CMC Tilt/Trim unit which I assume has some decent value as well. So maybe $500-700 for the package seem about right to yall? Or yall think better to list them separate?

rocksandblues 08-06-2020 11:34 AM

worth a couple bottles of bourbon

captbone 08-06-2020 12:35 PM

Modify the cowling to allow the engine carb to breath and keep using it.


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freedbaby 08-06-2020 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by captbone (Post 13927794)
Modify the cowling to allow the engine carb to breath and keep using it.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...2430630a0.jpeg

I already bought a motor, so won't need this one but that was a suggestion that was certainly made to me and it makes perfect sense!

captbone 08-06-2020 02:32 PM

Spoiler
 



What engine did you get?

captbone 08-06-2020 02:35 PM

Never typed that. Strange.

freedbaby 08-06-2020 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by captbone (Post 13928192)
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What engine did you get?

a pristine condition 60 horse Yamaha 2 stroke.


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