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Old 11-12-2018, 03:23 PM
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Default Reputable vendor for remanufacturerd outboard?

I've been looking into options to re-power my pontoon and am considering my options of new vs re-built. Does anyone have an suggestions for a good place on the East Coast? I am located in VA.

I found a place in PA called Blackbird Motors, but the reviews of them on this forum aren't very good.
Old 11-12-2018, 03:45 PM
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I hear Almars in DE is good. I’m thinking about a new Repower from them.
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If you gonna keep it....ok
if you not....i value reman powerheads at exactly zero.
Thats their track record for reliability in my mind.

Id buy a new motor first personally, and i not one to waste money. But id never trust it.
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I think buying factory remans from Mercury is about as good as you are going to get for a "good place".
https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/...emanufacturing

Otherwise its going to be hit or miss...and it might be with Merc too, but at least they are likely to stand behind it.
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Have you considered looking for a crap boat with a good outboard? They pop up here and there. Rebuilding today may be more complex than the two stroke days- there are a lot of wires, computers, and other gizmos that go bad.

That's how I would do it.
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ARG Marine in Fla - ask for Victor .

Im super careful and found them to be solid - no tricks, no lies, and happy to put everything in writing .
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Originally Posted by bgreene View Post
ARG Marine in Fla - ask for Victor .

Im super careful and found them to be solid - no tricks, no lies, and happy to put everything in writing .
I had a good experience with ARG as well, bought a pair of HPDIs form them some time ago.

They will and do hit things with a rattlecan to make the pics look better if need be, if you can live with that no problemo

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