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#12343846 - 07/17/17 08:31 AM BOOKED SOLID...
HookinToads Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 184
Looking at a boat in Waco later this week but nobody, and I mean nobody has any openings for 2-3 weeks for a compression test/motor scan. What can I do? Is it common to be able to leave with the boat with a contingent offer so I can bring it up north (Dallas area) and have somebody look at it? Is it a really dumb idea to buy a boat without having the motor looked at? TIA.

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#12343862 - 07/17/17 08:39 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
Ripinlip Offline
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Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 9
Have you checked with Marineland in Waco? They are usually pretty good about getting you in quick
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#12343864 - 07/17/17 08:40 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
Chris G Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1853
Loc: Frisco, TX
Assuming this is an individual you are buying it from, just talk to the guy and see what he's willing to do. It's very common this time of year (or just about any for that matter) for service shops to be working on a big back log. And the concern is really dependent on the age of the boat. I would also ask the guy if he has any service records.
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#12343867 - 07/17/17 08:40 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1828
Getting the motor checked is a must, i dont think i would put any money on the table until it was checked.
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#12343872 - 07/17/17 08:43 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
HookinToads Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 184
2014 Nitro z7. Said he's got service records. I'll see when I get down there. Impeller, lower unit oil, what else should I be seeing done anually on service records?

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#12343876 - 07/17/17 08:44 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: Ripinlip]
TCK73 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2737
Loc: Jack County
I wouldn't buy one without a good thorough inspection period.

*BTW, Marineland in Waco's service department is a joke, I wouldn't trust a word they say.

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#12343889 - 07/17/17 08:51 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 1648
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Looking at a boat in Waco later this week but nobody, and I mean nobody has any openings for 2-3 weeks for a compression test/motor scan. What can I do? Is it common to be able to leave with the boat with a contingent offer so I can bring it up north (Dallas area) and have somebody look at it? Is it a really dumb idea to buy a boat without having the motor looked at? TIA.


Did you get your compression tester like you said in your other thread ?
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#12343902 - 07/17/17 08:59 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
HookinToads Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 184
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Looking at a boat in Waco later this week but nobody, and I mean nobody has any openings for 2-3 weeks for a compression test/motor scan. What can I do? Is it common to be able to leave with the boat with a contingent offer so I can bring it up north (Dallas area) and have somebody look at it? Is it a really dumb idea to buy a boat without having the motor looked at? TIA.


Did you get your compression tester like you said in your other thread ?


Was going to but I was told Mercs are not as straight forward as pulling the top off and removing a spark plug. Several steps were involved. Any experience with that?

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#12343920 - 07/17/17 09:07 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 1648
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Looking at a boat in Waco later this week but nobody, and I mean nobody has any openings for 2-3 weeks for a compression test/motor scan. What can I do? Is it common to be able to leave with the boat with a contingent offer so I can bring it up north (Dallas area) and have somebody look at it? Is it a really dumb idea to buy a boat without having the motor looked at? TIA.


Did you get your compression tester like you said in your other thread ?


Was going to but I was told Mercs are not as straight forward as pulling the top off and removing a spark plug. Several steps were involved. Any experience with that?


You can google "how to test compression on Mercury" which ever one it is. Youtube has lots of video's also. I work on my SHO all the time using youtube.
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#12344146 - 07/17/17 11:43 AM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2278
Loc: nederland, TX
I would do a compression check, look at the lower unit oil and go run it. If it runs good and he has all the service records, after all that it wouldn't bother me to buy it. Especially if it has warranty and you can add more. But no matter what, it's a toss up as to how long it will last.

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#12344177 - 07/17/17 12:10 PM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
T Bird Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4424
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Call Marine Outlet in Temple 254-773-9931. Ask for Rick Smith (owner). Let him know your situation. Pretty sure he will help you out.

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#12344233 - 07/17/17 12:37 PM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
Dean74 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 152
Loc: Whitney Texas
In my experience its pretty straight forward! Remove the plugs and disconnect the hot wire ( solid red)from your fuel pump then let er rip. Or at least that's the steps I take on the Mercury I own.

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#12344534 - 07/17/17 03:33 PM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: Dean74]
HookinToads Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 184
Originally Posted By: Dean74
In my experience its pretty straight forward! Remove the plugs and disconnect the hot wire ( solid red)from your fuel pump then let er rip. Or at least that's the steps I take on the Mercury I own.


Dean, what Mercury do you have?

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#12344577 - 07/17/17 04:03 PM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: HookinToads]
JMac-D Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1621
Loc: Cleburne Tx
Don't over complicate it. Check compression, lower unit oil. Then go run it hard. If it runs fine, buy it. That's a fairly new boat.

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#12344649 - 07/17/17 04:46 PM Re: BOOKED SOLID... [Re: T Bird]
HookinToads Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 184
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Call Marine Outlet in Temple 254-773-9931. Ask for Rick Smith (owner). Let him know your situation. Pretty sure he will help you out.


T Bird for the win!!! Man, thanks for referring Rick. He called me back and said he could get me in on Thursday when I go take a look at the boat. Thanks a bunch!

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