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My bride tryed to talk me into selling my boat last summer, as we don't use it much anymore. (can't fish during the week any more, and I hate the weekend crowds) To make a long story short, I kept the boat even though it still didn't move much. Had it serviced last winter to make sure everything was OK, and it was. Added new battery and did a water pump just to be sure. Fished a couple times this year, boat did fine. Last trip out motor did not sound just right or have all the power I thought it should. Checked it out and seems the float in one carb stuck and ran a cylinder dry for that trip. Compression on this cylinder is now 15-20 lbs less than the other 5. Sounds like a new piston, etc to fix it. Major $$$$$. Think I will just go ahead and sell it now. I hate to pour $$ in the thing to get it sold, but I am not sure anyone would buy it knowing they had to put some more $$ in it to be 100%.Any ideas????

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That's a nice boat. I would guess you could repair just that cylinder for around a grand.
 

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I'd pull the spark plug and check it with a bore light; piston, cylinder wall etc. Maybe run some good decarb. solution through the engine and check comp. again.
 

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Jake

I was going to ask 12K last summer for it.
Now, I really don't know.
How about 11K minus estimated repair cost??????
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That's cool Mark, I've got a friend that's been looking for something similar I'll make sure and tell him. I wish I had the money or else I'd be making a deal haha ;). Good luck to ya.

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I would get rid of the bride and fix the boat, but that can get real expensive too...... But seriously, sell it as is if you are going to sell. It is unlikely you will recoup the investment of repair or repowering.
 

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Ditch the bride and fix the boat. No really I would sell /fix the motor and repower with a Yamaha. Also get the bride interested in fishing more.
 
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