A reliable motor might increase the value, but sadly, you almost for sure wouldn't break even on a new motor come resale time. Old 2-stroke outboards will run for a long, long time if they don't sit with the carburetors full of fuel
, but most of them have. It evaporates and turns into insoluble gunk.
whether you'd get your money back or not, you need a motor for security. I would recommend a new 2 stroke. They are fuel
injected, which makes them fuel
efficient, non polluting, light for their power... if it wasn't for how bad the old ones stunk, polluted, and wasted fuel
, modern ones would be very popular.
I don't sell or represent any boat motor products.