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#11737465 - 07/22/16 09:40 PM Hours per year
West Texas FX Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Midland, Tx
How many hours per year on an outboard would you consider normal use?
I know several factors but didn't know if there was a general number like the 12 to 15 thousand miles on auto's?

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#11737806 - 07/23/16 08:29 AM Re: Hours per year [Re: West Texas FX]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
80 a year is about normal for a Texas boat.
Now, how it was maintained, and what fluids and fuel were used will make a big difference, much more than just hours. I'd rather buy a ten year old well maintained motor with 800 hours than one that's sat for five years without being used.
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#11738163 - 07/23/16 01:47 PM Re: Hours per year [Re: West Texas FX]
Bob Landry Online   content
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Or had cheap oil run through it it's entire life. There is a difference..
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