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Old 03-16-2019, 09:38 AM
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Default Looking to replace my Carbureted Engines

I have a World Cat 266SC with twin 99' Johnson Ocean Pros. They are 200 HP with 550 hours. Well maintained and run excellent. Fresh water only. What are they worth?
Looking to purchase a pair of 2008 E-tec 225 Evinrudes from a member with 800 ish hours. The engine weight isn't a huge difference. I do believe the E-tec 225 weighs 530lbs. My engines weigh in at 455 lbs.
My boat sticker says max 400HP.

Would the extra 25hp per engine require bracing the lower engine mount to the stringer? I have seen this in other WC boats of like vintage. Or, possibly just use a lower inside back bracket between the through bolts.
What should I look for in these replacement engines given use hours and I assume saltwater history? I will not be able to inspect these engines as they are very far away, as in FLA-vs-AZ.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:36 AM
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Realistically your current engines are worth $2k each max.

Just my educated opinion.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Realistically your current engines are worth $2k each max.

Just my educated opinion.
That would make my new to me engines somewhere in the 5-6K range, I'm ok with that.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:24 AM
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many newer hulls specify actually engine weight besides HP for the hull. If your hull doesn't specify engine weight, maybe a newer hull might. I'd be concerned if I was exceeding HP and engine weight. Buying saltwater motors with half again as many hours to replace freshwater motors? I see you gaining MPG with the Etec's but is the cost worth it?
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going over the horsepower rating on your boat might be a problem for your insurer.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:12 PM
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I am not a fan of e-tec, but going from Carbs to injected is something you will never regret.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:37 PM
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That is one of the main reasons I would like to step up. The carbureted version does require significant maintenance. A fuel injected motor is a little more economical also.
Plus a 9 year advance on technology from my existing engines. As they are both 2 stroke design and the same manufacturer, sort of, I can re-use all my control stuff.
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