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Old 06-28-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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Just bought CH19 with a 200 mercury. I'm not crazy about the Merc, but I could not pass up the deal I got on this boat.

Am I better off selling the Mercury and getting a newer motor ( it runs great ), or should I keep it on there and see how long it lasts ?

I've seen several folks on here with CH 19's.... Give me some feedback on the boat. Hull and motor are of 1994 vintage.




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Old 06-28-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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How fast? 200 should haul the mail.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #3
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I had a 1997 with a 225 Johnson on it and it would fly. Best advise I got for you is either stretch it out to at least a 24' or buy some good rain gear... You are gonna get wet in that boat in 1-2 but the hull is bullet proof...
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:07 AM   #4
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20 years old and still runs like a top? Sounds like a good motor to me! I don't know why there is so much merc hate around lately. Those early 90's motors were always pretty reliable in my experience.
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I really don't know either, I've never owned a mercury. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it ran. I have no idea on the top speed, but most of the 19's I've seen have had 150's on them.

I'm thinking I will ride the Merc til it bucks me.

Maybe I've read too many of the "black anchor" comments.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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Should I run the synthetic oil in it ?
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:23 AM   #7
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Ill trade you a 25' hydra sport with twin 98 mercury 200 motors t top with cobia tower trim tabs lots of good stuff alum trailer 2y old maybe. I just had back surgery and its to much boat for me to handle.

If your interested pm me or email [email protected]

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #8
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I don't know if I'm ready for a boat that big, but I might be in a few months.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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I know this, the only motor I want is a Yamaha on the back of my Cape.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:03 AM   #10
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I currently own a 2006 F115 Yamaha on a bay boat and a 1999 225 Mercury on a 231 Proline. Never had a minutes trouble out of either one. I would keep it and see how you like it. Just as in anything, everyone has an opinion and it usually is biased to what they own. BTW, I use nothing but quick silver synthetic in the mercury.
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