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#11019450 - 08/04/15 12:49 PM Wrecked lower unit, now what?
MichiganMan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Michigans Upper Peninsula
Something (suspect BIG rock) took out the lower unit on my 115 yamaha, it's not fixable. For those of you who have had the same misfortune or know someone who has; is there a recommended place on-line to buy a good used or rebuilt unit? Or place to NOT buy one?

Thanks, it sucks not having a boat.

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#11019841 - 08/04/15 03:17 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
BigDad Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2286
Loc: Flower Mound, TX, USA
Hopefully you have insurance, if so work with your insurance company.
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#11020637 - 08/04/15 08:41 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10772
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
I have bought SEI units and used units from individuals and e-bay. Only time I got burnt was by an individual. http://www.sterndrive.cc/Yamaha-Complete-Lower-Units.html
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#11020729 - 08/04/15 09:17 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
MichiganMan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Michigans Upper Peninsula
Gary Purdy,
How well did the SEI unit hold up?

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#11025013 - 08/06/15 02:38 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
MichiganMan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Michigans Upper Peninsula
How about Crowley marine, has anyone used one of their rebuilt lower units?

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#11035702 - 08/11/15 03:30 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
bluesea112 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 243
Loc: West, TX
My insurance company uses SEI exclusively. My adjuster said that he has had more factory built replacement lower units go bad than SEI lower units. SEI also comes with an excellent 3 year-fault free replacement warranty. If the lower unit has a mechanical breakdown for any reason other than abuse or impact damage, then SEI will replace it. In my opinion you just can't beat that kind of guarantee/warranty.

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#11035944 - 08/11/15 05:08 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
texcajun Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3644
Loc: The Woodlands Texas
SEI units are great, just don't expect that warranty to hold if you tournament fish.
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#11036476 - 08/11/15 09:04 PM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 10772
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
I have had one Yamaha lower go bad in warranty (broke the prop shaft) out of 30+ If you want to tell them your a tournament pro go ahead.
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#11036898 - 08/12/15 07:40 AM Re: Wrecked lower unit, now what? [Re: MichiganMan]
MichiganMan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Michigans Upper Peninsula
Thank you all for your input. I ordered a rebuilt from Crowley Marine, but am now wishing I would have went with an SEI unit. As long as I can get back on the water I'll be happy.
Again, thank you all for taking time to help out.

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