Looking for outboard

My trusty evinrude 48… Started at the dock, knocked for 5 seconds and then shut off. Obviously not good, flywheel tight so I’m sure it spun a bearing or something. Are rebuilds ever really good? Or should I look for a used motor, or since was looking to upgrade, sell as is… 1997 Maycraft 1700 skiff. Great creek boat. Front trolling motor new Lowrance elite 5, and a super nice aluminum trailer…what’s it worth as is?


Find a Yamaha. They are worth the money! Rebuilds are rarely worth the money.

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one nation under God,
we will be a nation gone under.” - Ronald Reagan

i agree with ya, apparently my wife does too she saaid upgrade without me even selling her on it.

Without a pic, I would say around $3k-$4k without a motor.

I’d sell it and go buy a new package if you have the means. If my wife gave me that green light, I wouldn’t even have time to post this topic on the forum. Why are you still reading this, got that new boat man! :smiley:

1979 17’ Montauk
90 Johnson

Wilderness Ride 115

Wife gave you green light to upgrade? sell that thing as fast as possible and upgrade before she changes her mind!

You need to keep that wife! Get a new one (motor) before she changes her mind

she is a good 1 for sure… sold the boat… man a happy new owner… now i need to start looking for a replacement… the folkss who say happiest day in boat ownership is buying and selling are full of BS. If you fish, selling sucks , watching her being hooked to another dudes truck, — felt like i let the old boat down…haha… does suck till I get a new one

That’s why I have 7 in my yard it’s hard to say goodby!