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I live on a fixed income so the cheaper the price the better.  lol

I would have to have electronic ignition but other than that no special conditions. Can you give me some details on the unit please?

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Took it in on trade awhile back.  Compression is excellent and gearcase is flawless, seems pretty low hours.   It will get a full refresh work over before it leaves and I'll honor a reasonable warranty if I install it.     I was hanging onto it for a future Jon boat project but as always everything I own is for sale.  IMG_20180802_135619254.jpgIMG_20180802_135701292~2.jpg

Shop around and see what the best deal you can find is, then let me know and I'll see if I can beat it.

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You know I should have contacted you. My 1997 50 horse Force motor blew out two sets of gaskets on the motor and broke two motor bolts. They wanted to charge me $700 to fix it and I had to pay $225 just for the estimate. I didn't see the sense in putting that much money into a 20 year old motor that had already been rebuilt once before. What I wanted to mention was they wanted me to pay an extra $40 to take the old motor off my hands. I would up salvaging what parts I could and selling it for scrap metal. I would have just as soon given it to you for parts.

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It is a 1984-85  35hp. The same motor was made from 1983-1989 so aquiring parts will never be a problem.  It can be boosted to 45hp very easily... but I wouldn't recommend it.  It actually puts out 38hp. stock.   Truthfully it's not the best choice for a pontoon unless it's just an 18 footer.   You'd need a different prop than the one that's on it if you are pushing a toon. It's currently propped for a 16' wide Jon boat. 

Yes I am in Gravois Mills.

3 hours ago, straw hat said:

. My 1997 50 horse Force motor blew out two sets of gaskets on the motor and broke two motor bolts. They wanted to charge me $700 to fix it and I had to pay $225 just for the estimate. I didn't see the sense in putting that much money into a 20 year old motor that had already been rebuilt once before. What I wanted to mention was they wanted me to pay an extra $40 to take the old motor off my hands. I would up salvaging what parts I could and selling it for scrap metal. I would have just as soon given it to you for parts

     Yeah alot of places play those kinda games. It's uncalled for, there's no problem earning a good living without shafting people like that.   They obviously over-extended their overhead, which was THEIR MISTAKE, not yours.  They made bad business decisions and they expect their customers to pay for it.    

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I must admit, I hate outboard motors, copy machines and lawnmowers. They never seem to work right or last long. lol

I was looking for something a little newer than that to be honest. I think I will pass. The way I feel about boats/motors right now is that I may take my boat out to the lake, drill too holes in the pontoons and make a brush pile out of it.  lol

Thank you for your time and sorry for the inconvenience.

 

 

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No inconvenience at all.   You want the price to be as low as possible but you want one that's newer.  You're gonna be a tough sell.   😀

My first question was "What's the budget?"   Clue me on what the budget allows and I will see if I can find you the best deal for that amount of money.  

JFTR newer isn't always better, some of the newer model years can be real turds. 

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I have a 1985 Evinrude 60 with controls for $800.  It's still attached to an 85 Ozark bass boat.  You have to take it as a package.  I need to get rid of it.  I started tearing off the carpet to replace some rotten wood deck and a divorce happened so selling for motor value.  Trim does not work.  Otherwise the motor ran fine last summer.

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