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I had an 83 25hp. Bought it in KC for $200, just had a couple minor issues. 

It was a good little motor. Pretty unrefined and loud, but dependable. Mine didn't have a through-hub exhaust, that one might.

I think it should be closer to $600 but that's just me.

-Austin

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...ran a bunch of coat hanger shear pins thru one about like that. That was a sand eater for sure.

I can't dance like I used to.

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It's 35 years old, still running, and you can still get parts for it......So HELL YEAH they are good motors !   

I could put 400.00 into restoring it, and I guarantee it will still be running great when the brand new 4-stroke you bought yesterday is in the junk pile.  

This 1983 35hp is the sweetest running little motor around 👍😊 IMG_20210513_161403374~2.jpg

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6 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

It's 35 years old, still running, and you can still get parts for it......So HELL YEAH they are good motors !   

I could put 400.00 into restoring it, and I guarantee it will still be running great when the brand new 4-stroke you bought yesterday is in the junk pile.  

This 1983 35hp is the sweetest running little motor around 👍😊 IMG_20210513_161403374~2.jpg

Invest a little more money in the seat and not as much in the shade on that one and it would be a solid ride.....

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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1 hour ago, jdmidwest said:

Invest a little more money in the seat and not as much in the shade on that one and it would be a solid ride.....

No!  See, you don't understand...... 

That's a fly-fishing boat.   Fancy seats grab fly line, whereas THAT ONE folds down completely out of the way.  And when that bimini is folded down it perfectly covers the battery, fuel tank, anchor area so that piles of randomly stripped fly line don't wander into that area.    The black bimini provides the perfect amount of shade when idling the flats in search of nervous water.   

Alot of thought and consideration went into that little setup.  😁  She'll idle through 10" of water, get on plane in 20" of water, and run on plane through 16" of water. 👍

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