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#12374153 - 08/05/17 08:52 PM Buying a newer pre-owned outboard
Rayzor Offline
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I have been considering buying a newer Mercury outboard to replace my 2001 Mercury 225 EFI. Where the heck do you look? Is it just pure luck to find what you want?
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#12378156 - 08/08/17 07:25 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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Hmmm. Must be top-secret information.
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#12378301 - 08/08/17 08:42 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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There is guy in Fort Worth that sells used/rebuilt Mercs but the ones I looked at were mid 90s. Look on CL in boat parts.
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#12379095 - 08/09/17 11:25 AM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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No top secret stuff. Like anything else newer model outboards are fewer juat because they're still running good so there aren't many in the market. If you're wanting a 3yr old or newer you may have to try to find a dealership that haa a non current year model they'll sell. You'll just have to keep your eyes open on multiple forums & act fast if you do find one. Look at BBC motors forum also. You can check brand specific for them.
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#12379708 - 08/09/17 07:34 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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I decided to just keep my ole girl and bought a new Tuffskinz to wrap her up in. I spent a little more money this go-around and bought the 2-color type with the HP on the back. It looks REALLY GOOD!
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#12379712 - 08/09/17 07:36 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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I would run that motor until it blew up, you don't want to deal with the merc pro xs issues.

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#12379817 - 08/09/17 08:39 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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Ditto. I run a 94' 200Xri that was rebuilt.
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#12379820 - 08/09/17 08:42 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: grout-scout]
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
I would run that motor until it blew up, you don't want to deal with the merc pro xs issues.


I was told these exact words by a guy in Old Town Spring.
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#12380097 - 08/09/17 11:57 PM Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor]
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My Pro XS has been cranky for its entire time of me owning it. Don't get water in your gas bang
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