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Old 03 January 2012, 13:03   #1
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Outboard valuation

Hi I have an early approx 1973 Evinrude 25 (Sportster?)This came with my Sib.It had new spark plugs,Condensors and points about 6 months ago and ran fine but then the pull rope snapped and its been sat in the shed since.I will replace the pull rope so it can be run up.Being totally truthfull i have only run it in a drum not on a boat and it could do with a paint up but it does run ok.I would recommend a full service/check over before going out to sea.Engine only no fuel tank,Will post up some pics when i get back home later in week.
Any idea on what its worth?
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:15   #2
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Mollers is the resident expert on selling 'mature' 'Rudes.
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:38   #3
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Personally I'd say it's worth absolutely nothing; it's nigh-on 40 years old.
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:39   #4
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Mollers is the resident expert on selling 'mature' 'Rudes.
'73 is practically a new'un. The one I sold was a '53 in a 'Flipper' stylie.
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Old 03 January 2012, 13:43   #5
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Personally I'd say it's worth absolutely nothing; it's nigh-on 40 years old.
Personally, I know that that's bollox.

Anyone seeking to power a 40yo 'classic' would be interested in a 40yo tidy runner of the correct spec. and size.
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Old 03 January 2012, 14:48   #6
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Personally, I know that that's bollox.

Anyone seeking to power a 40yo 'classic' would be interested in a 40yo tidy runner of the correct spec. and size.
I wouldn't be; we're talking about safety at sea here not a quick run up Beaulieu Hill in a classic car.
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I wouldn't be; we're talking about safety at sea here not a quick run up Beaulieu Hill in a classic car.
Just 'cos it isn't for you, doesn't mean it's worthless.
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Old 03 January 2012, 15:53   #8
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I was happy enough to pay 250 last year for a 25 Johnson, 40yr old, Serviced, Electric start, Needed painting. And it hasn't missed a beat. If it breaks tomorrow it wont be the end of the world.
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Old 03 January 2012, 15:58   #9
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I have had in the garage for the last 20 years a 1966 Johnson 20HP i took it as part payment for a job i did.
Recently my father bought himself a boat and needed an an engine so i pulled it out the garage chucked some fuel at it and it started straight away, just becouse its old does not mean it not reliable and worth selling.
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Just 'cos it isn't for you, doesn't mean it's worthless.
Fair point, I do like my bling. I apologise.
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