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Old 16 February 2016, 16:55   #1
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Is this prop worth anything

Hi... just looking at dismantling this old Evinrude I have. It's a 1979 55HP and the prop has seen better days, been repaired at some point and I can find nothing on the serial number 9BJV29. But is is worth anything...?

The engine itself runs sweet as... just doesn't pump water now and I can't get at the impeller...

Do I spend time breaking this engine up or sell the lot?

(for those unaware of the story - the bolts attaching gear casing to leg have sheered off and the leg and gear casing are very much inseparable)
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Old 16 February 2016, 23:08   #2
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There's always money in breaking engines, whether it sells or not is a different question. Quick scan of EBay suggests parts for Evinrudes of this vintage are pretty much all state-side. I would have thought there was limited demand here in Blighty!

The things that still have value will be the flywheel (you'll need a puller to separate), carbs, starter motor, wiring loom (starter/distributor/coil), head assembly, etc.

The aluminium propeller is suffering from the beginnings of cavitation holes caused by bubbles with the usual nicks on the blades. 30 tops, and that's for a tidy one.
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[QUOTE=Stigomery;706751

The engine itself runs sweet as... just doesn't pump water now and I can't get at the impeller...

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The fact that you keep quoting this scares me, how long have you run it without the impeller pumping water ?
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The fact that you keep quoting this scares me, how long have you run it without the impeller pumping water ?
About 20 seconds...! (on that first outing I was watching everything carefully so it was quickly noticed and shut off)

Prior to that it was run at home for a total of maybe 30 minutes in a tank and then on the sea before the impeller went for about 5 minutes...

The reason I keep quoting it is if someone comes to this thread fresh they have no idea if the motor even runs...
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The engine itself is basically scrap. Yes, it probably just needs a new impeller and water pump kit, but with sheared bolts, it's a specialist job to drill them out which will uneconomic given there's no other history on the engine.

Original thread here: Advice on selling a boat
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i would just stick it on eBay breaking for spares see what interest you get start at 99p i wouldn't waste time on it let some one else do that if it doesn't sell try the scrapie for a price.
state it runs but needs a new impeller not able to source offering a bit of hope then to someone who might have similar engine might be tempted.
or try sourcing parts over the pond you never know

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OK, thanks, decision made... I'll just stick it on complete for a low start price... Worked with the boat referenced above :-)
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OK, thanks, decision made... I'll just stick it on complete for a low start price... Worked with the boat referenced above :-)
if you have a price in mind do a buy it now, people might be more tempted and go for it, just keep an eye on cost of advertising.
worth seeing what ali prices are too might be near what your after.

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