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Jet Engines - Those that want to save some coin
July 9, 2004
11:45 pm
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Hey Everyone-

I have been seeing more and more references to jet engines of late. Keep this in the back of your minds if seriously looking. just a possibility for those looking to save some cash.

As a Mercury Pro Team Member, I am suppose to sell my engines between one and two years to keep my stuff new and fresh. What I am doing is this. I am selling my 90/65 Mercury jet every late summer/fall if I get a buyer. My new engines get installed over the winter. Essentially, it gets me through the river striper season and my lake season. This is how I intend to work it.

Whatever the replacement cost plus shipping is, is what I am selling the engine for. Meaning, it will be a deal compared to retail.

Because I rely on my engine to make a living, I maintain it like their is no tommorrow. I replace the plugs regardless each month. I also get Bill at N & B Marine (next to the sportsmen's center) to overlook the engine monthly, even during striper season. I seldom cavitate while running and i use my head so i don't bang bottom breaking stuff.

I stay out of the mud, weeds and sand. I treat her extremely well since she makes me $$$$$.

when you decide that a jet is right for you, touch base with me and we can talk. The jet will increase your range dramatically, but they will cost you more in gas, oil, parts and overall initial costs.

My 2004 90/65 mercury is already sold (waiting for the check). But i will have another Jet installed in January. That one will be ready for sale next year for those trying to budget a jet onto their boat.

good muskie hunting.

chris gatley

July 12, 2004
2:20 pm
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Chris,

Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately, for my 16.5' boat that engine seems a little too big. What would you think something in the 50 hp range (or lower) would cost? Just a ballpark figure would be fine since it'll take me a while to soften the wife up on the idea.

DL

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July 12, 2004
5:53 pm
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DL

i would have to check witrh Bill at N & B marine. i know a 90/65 is $7,100

i would say that a 60/40 would be in the vicinity of $5,500 or $6,000.

just a guess though

July 12, 2004
7:20 pm
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Thanks Chris. Guess it'll take a bit more "softening up" than I had thought. ;D

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July 16, 2004
10:17 pm
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DL,Iwould think that the max hp for your boat would be 75hp or possibly 100hp.and I would think when it came to a jet motor you would want to get the max hp possible for the boat to ensure that it pushes the weight of the boat though the rif.

July 17, 2004
3:57 pm
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Chuck,

Thanks for the thoughts. The owner's manual on my boat lists the maximum horsepower at 50. Now I don't know if that would be as big an engine as the transom could hold or what, exactly, they list it like that for but, again, convincing the wife to fork out that kind of money would be a chore in and of itself.
What I really need is a kicker motor for it in the 9.9 hp range. Anybody know where I can score one of those? 😉

DL

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July 18, 2004
5:44 am
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DL:

There is a website: http://www.boatmotors.com that lists program motors and demo motors for reduced prices. They claim the things are under warranty and everything.

I am not affiliated with them in any way. I found them when I was looking for a motor a while back, but did not buy one because the "boat" half of the deal fell through. So other than finding their website, I have no idea how they really operate.

Chris

July 19, 2004
3:22 pm
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Chris,

Thanks for the lead. I've marked that site and will look into it further when I get a chance.

DL

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