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#12595305 - 01/25/18 01:12 PM 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do?
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4537
Loc: Longview, Tx
Blew a compressor for my fuel injectors last year and had 3 injectors replaced. Now I have a blown power head that I was quoted $7500-9000 to repair. Motor only has 270 hours. At what point would you cut your losses on this motor and repose your boat?

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#12595413 - 01/25/18 02:39 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 811
I definitely wouldn't pay $9000 to rebuild that motor. That's insane.

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#12595760 - 01/25/18 07:48 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
lloyd Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 189
Loc: alvarado
Pm sent

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#12595825 - 01/25/18 08:29 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
grout-scout Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6800
Loc: Boerne, Texas
This is the reason why I don’t want another 2 stroke merc.

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#12596291 - 01/26/18 09:03 AM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Time to repower is now. Suzuki 200 four stroke. http://mastry.com/products/suzukirepower.asp
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#12596902 - 01/26/18 04:20 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4537
Loc: Longview, Tx
My insurance claims adjuster called me back and said that he will open up the insurance claim from April of last year and just total out the motor and send me a check. Basically I just paid off a blown motor and I just had to pay my $500 deductible last year. I sure do love Allstate! I'm going to pay for my Honda 200 4 stroke on Tuesday and get it shipped.

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#12597095 - 01/26/18 07:04 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
T-racer Online   content
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 714
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
That's an insane quote for a rebuild...... just sayin.
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#12597101 - 01/26/18 07:09 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: T-racer]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4537
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: T-racer
That's an insane quote for a rebuild...... just sayin.


That is what everyone keeps telling me. I had no intention on spending that much on the rebuild and that insane quote helped convince my insurance adjuster to total the motor. It all worked out in the end.

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#12598966 - 01/28/18 12:32 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
ETxRT Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 251
Loc: E TX
How on earth would the insurance company cover a blown powerhead without htting something? Heck if Allstate provides coverage like that for a blown powerhead I may have to switch insurance companies when I get My next boat!

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#12598980 - 01/28/18 12:44 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4537
Loc: Longview, Tx
They said it is no different that using car insurance for a blown motor. That's why I have full coverage through Allstate.

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#12599075 - 01/28/18 02:22 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
tomsmith Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/19/18
Posts: 8
Loc: Kansas
Never heard of using insurance over a blown motor on a car or boat. Learned something today.

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#12599086 - 01/28/18 02:33 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
Huckleberry Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17470
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I think I may forget to run oil in my motor on my next outing.

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#12607388 - 02/02/18 12:44 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: tomsmith]
Bossbowman Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3143
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: tomsmith
Never heard of using insurance over a blown motor on a car or boat. Learned something today.
Me either


Edited by Bossbowman (02/02/18 12:45 PM)

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#12607395 - 02/02/18 12:48 PM Re: 2011 Optimax 200 HP. What would you do? [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4537
Loc: Longview, Tx
Allstate got the estimate Monday afternoon and called me after he mailed my check yesterday at lunch time. I know two other people that claimed power heads on their Allstate insurance and they were happy to pay for it without any push back at all.

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