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Buying a newer pre-owned outboard #12374153
08/06/17 01:52 AM
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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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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12378156
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Hmmm. Must be top-secret information.


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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12378301
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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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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12379095
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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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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12379708
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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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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12379712
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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.

Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12379817
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Ditto. I run a 94' 200Xri that was rebuilt.


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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: grout-scout] #12379820
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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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Re: Buying a newer pre-owned outboard [Re: Rayzor] #12380097
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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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