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post #5 of Old 06-20-2012
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Re: Used motors

The problem with buying a used engine is that you are buying someone elses cast-off! Why did they pull it out of their boat in the first place? If you are lucky you might find a newer engine in good shape, but then you have to adapt it to fit your boat. Not that it can't be done, it just needs to be considered.

I had my MD7A rebuilt a few years ago, and it runs beautifully. I have the piece of mind of knowing that it has been torn down, inspected, cleaned and re assembled with all new bearings, rings and gaskets. I had no problem getting all the required parts. It cost a couple of grand, but it that is far cheaper than a re-power.

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