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#11723114 - 07/14/16 06:47 PM Options on blown motor
FishemGoCatchem Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 23
Loc: Granbury, TX
I live in Granbury. I have a 1994 20' procraft. It's all I need to fish Granbury and the local lakes. I really enjoy fishing Granbury and participate in the working man's tour in town as much as possible. I blew the motor several weeks ago during the tournament. This is actually my dad's boat and he has overhauled this motor 2 times already. We have determined that it is not worth overhauling again.

My dad would like to get the boat running again. I need some advice and thoughts on some options. Is it worth looking for a used motor? Where is the best place to look for used motor? Should I just give up on it and sale as is? If anyone has any good advice on this situation, please weigh in.

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#11723255 - 07/14/16 08:10 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
Jumpin J Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 257
There are used motors for sale, wouldn't buy one without seeing the results of a diagnostics test. Have you priced a re-manufactured power head? If the rest of the motor is good, that could be a solution. Or, see about selling your's outright, and replacing the whole thing. I believe there was a 1996 Merc, in the Classified sections on this forum.

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#11723338 - 07/14/16 08:54 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: Jumpin J]
FishemGoCatchem Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 23
Loc: Granbury, TX
Thanks for input. We have overhauled this motor twice and I feel like a total new motor will be our route. I've never shopped a boat motor.

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#11725004 - 07/15/16 05:02 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: Arlington
Find you a mechanic that can test one out before buying. Some mechanics have units that they have already rebuilt and have them for sale and will give you some sort of warranty. I know my mechanic in Arlington usually has one or two and his price seems to be about the same as a used motor on craigslist.

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#11728102 - 07/17/16 09:59 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
Fishinreelslow Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 302
Loc: Eagle Mtn.Lake
Call Dale Cross he has 200 Mercs and 225 Mercs ready to go . Works out of his garage so you wont pay high dealer prices. 817-992-8017
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The best fishin days are the ones you can go on

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#11728108 - 07/17/16 10:02 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
Fishinreelslow Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 302
Loc: Eagle Mtn.Lake
Call Dale Cross he has 200 Mercs and 225 Mercs ready to go . Works out of his garage so you wont pay high dealer prices. 817-992-8017
_________________________
The best fishin days are the ones you can go on

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#11728159 - 07/17/16 10:42 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: Fishinreelslow]
FishemGoCatchem Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 23
Loc: Granbury, TX
Thank you. I'll give him a shout this week

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#11760369 - 08/05/16 01:20 PM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 195
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Do you know what's causing the motor to blow? Fix that first if you plan to get a new power head for the motor.

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#11802314 - 08/29/16 09:01 AM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: Fishinreelslow]
FishemGoCatchem Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 23
Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: Fishinreelslow
Call Dale Cross he has 200 Mercs and 225 Mercs ready to go . Works out of his garage so you wont pay high dealer prices. 817-992-8017


Thanks for the referral. Looks like he has a motor that will be best for my boat. I have heard from several people that this guy puts them back together great. Hopefully i'll be back on the lake soon!!

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#11896457 - 10/24/16 04:36 AM Re: Options on blown motor [Re: FishemGoCatchem]
FishemGoCatchem Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/08/14
Posts: 23
Loc: Granbury, TX
Dale helped me put a motor he rebuilt on my boat. We spent 3 hours on Monday switching it out. Would have been faster if I could have changed out some of the bolts faster. I took the boat out on Granbury Saturday and it ran like a champ. Great referral. Couldn't have been more pleased. Dale was awesome and I learned a ton about my new 225 Mercury. Thanks for the referral and special thanks to Dale for helping me live the dream again.

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