Engine Hours VS Resale Value
I have a perfect Merc 135 Optimax on the back of my boat. It starts everytime, is religously rinsed through, used every weekend in fresh water and on occassions in salt.
It was last service 2 years ago but I've cleaned the plugs regularly, changed the plugs as appropriate, changed the oil in the gearbox, greased everything and it runs and runs and runs.
The hours on the clock say 600 but I'm wondering if this number really affects the value of it.
How many hours is reasonable before you start making significant reductions to its value??
I mean I rather have an engine that has got a respectable number of hours instead of a 4 year old engine with 50hours on the clock!
Anybody got any ideas?