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Old 03 April 2012, 15:35   #1
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Whats it worth?(Realistically)

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Ive got a 2008 Optimax 75,not fitted until 2009( got receipts etc to prove that) and only done 4 hrs running in total.Yes 4 hours. It is absolutely minted outside and under the cowling, plus it was only used on fresh water for the 4 hrs it ran. Its on a boat I bought for myself but I have a Honda I would rather fit to the boat. So the big question is whats it worth on the second hand market?. It has not been serviced due to the hours run so Im pretty sure that the warranty will be null and void. Any opinion on the value is much appreciated.

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Old 04 April 2012, 03:58   #2
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Anyone able to help me on pricing this? Im struggling to come up with a decent price or should I just leave it on the boat and use it?

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Old 04 April 2012, 04:33   #3
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Why would you want to swap that Beauty for a Honda ?
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Why would you want to swap that Beauty for a Honda ?
Just like my Honda more. But if im going to lose a lot of money by selling it on I will probably keep it. It is however going to be a very good engine for somebody who wants one. So what do u think its worth?

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Old 04 April 2012, 05:09   #5
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I think the 75 would probably be quite hard to sell as its the lowest powered engine of that model, the same block goes up to 125.. meaning the 75 has quite a bit less power to weight ratio.

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Well, new they are 6-7k.

With no warranty, which will be void i imagine, plus the fact it is the lowest powered engine with that block, my stab in the dark would be 3-4k depending on desire.

End of the day, many ribs in the 5m bracket are limited to 75 horsepower, so there is a market for it. Plus they are a cracking engine and pretty quiet due to it being the 3cyl 1.5L. We had the 90hp on a 5.4 Avon Searider and an old 75 prior, which was fine. That boats limit was 90.

Plus for those who can't afford a new engine, you would think it would be fought over! I'd buy it for 3.5k if i was thinking of a new 90 for over 7k!
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We had the 90hp on a 5.4 Avon Searider and an old 75 prior, which was fine. That boats limit was 90.
Maybe little off topic, but curios to here how a SR 5.4 handled with a 90 opti? Always heard about how good the 90 YAM fits a sr(that is correct) due to the light weight but would be interesting to here did the additional 40 kg have a significant impact on the handling?

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A new opti 75 will stand you 5,200 with 5 year warranty. A 90 is just 6150.

So at 4,000 I think buyers may decide to go for a new one. At 3,000 it's a bigger consideration. We've just sold a 225 opti 2007 for 4,250 but then it's a smaller market.

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Never driven SR with yam 75. We had a mariner 75 prior to 90 opti.

I ABSLOUTELY loved the SR with the opti. Its throttle response was awesome and it flew! Never found it stern heavy personally. Either before or after we blocked up the hole. It flew off waves well.

Only issue we had due to weight was reversing! Any waves and you got wet feet. Though I believe that's the same on all SRs as the transom is so low.

Personally I'd buy the set up again....unless given the choice of a Delta Dash with the higher sheer bow!
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Never driven SR with yam 75. We had a mariner 75 prior to 90 opti.

I ABSLOUTELY loved the SR with the opti. Its throttle response was awesome and it flew! Never found it stern heavy personally. Either before or after we blocked up the hole. It flew off waves well.

Only issue we had due to weight was reversing! Any waves and you got wet feet. Though I believe that's the same on all SRs as the transom is so low.

Personally I'd buy the set up again....unless given the choice of a Delta Dash with the higher sheer bow!
Ok, thanks for info! There is a weak spot in me also for a Dash, but those boats are hard to find for sale and even harder to buy....
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