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Old 10-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Merc's aren't my thing either, but I've been told that motor is one of the best mercurys to own. I like the trailer, I live an hour from Dauphin Island, having the tandem axle trailer will make it tow a lot better.
I think I am going to make the guy an offer of $8k and see where that gets me!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #22
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Merc's aren't my thing either, but I've been told that motor is one of the best mercurys to own. I like the trailer, I live an hour from Dauphin Island, having the tandem axle trailer will make it tow a lot better.
I think I am going to make the guy an offer of $8k and see where that gets me!
Let everybody know how it turns out. Like everybody said, you aren't really going to have any issues with the hull.

150, btw, is enough for that boat. Mine has a 150. You aren't going to win any drag races, but you can cruise along just fine.



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Old 10-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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Let everybody know how it turns out. Like everybody said, you aren't really going to have any issues with the hull.

150, btw, is enough for that boat. Mine has a 150. You aren't going to win any drag races, but you can cruise along just fine.
What year and model are your boat?
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I have a 1994 with a 1994 150hp and it does fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #25
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I'd rather have wood in my boat anyday. Only when done correctly. As far as the motor goes. Check it out VERY GOOD. IT's an AKA Opti-POP. Pop refers to the powerhead.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #26
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I'd rather have wood in my boat anyday. Only when done correctly. As far as the motor goes. Check it out VERY GOOD. IT's an AKA Opti-POP. Pop refers to the powerhead.

Its actually not an optimax, its a carb'ed motor that the current owner had the vro pump removed and is now run as a pre mix motor. I currently own a 90 2 stroke yamaha that is premix, and Im ok with it. Less parts to break!
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Check the outboard out. Do a compression test. Should be around 120psi but what you want to look for is that all your compression numbers are within 10% of the highest and lowest. Pull the oil drain screw and rub your fingers together in the oil coming out. A little grit is ok, alot of grit and big pieces means the lower may be about to die. Check tilt tube, steering tube, steering arm and trim/tilt for major rust. Mercury is a fine engine, it may not be quiet like a 4 stroke. But it is one of the simplest 2 strokes to work on. Is that a 2.5Liter or 3.0Liter engine?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #28
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Its actually not an optimax, its a carb'ed motor that the current owner had the vro pump removed and is now run as a pre mix motor. I currently own a 90 2 stroke yamaha that is premix, and Im ok with it. Less parts to break!
Ya, that's good it's the carb. model. I currently own a 89' merc. that has the factory oil injection system still. Merc.s are great motors in that sense that they are really user friendly. Just gotta a couple bad years in there.

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