Boat Motor buying help

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by getbit, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. getbit

    getbit New Member

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    I am looking for a boat motor for a boat I am considering purchasing, I am looking for at least a 150. After looking at a few I have noticed quite a bit of difference in the price of a saltwater and a freshwater motor. What I would like to know is, if a saltwater motor has been cleaned up and freshened up are they really that big of a risk? Thanks, guys
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    To sum it up in one word or 2 words. Unseen corrosion

    I would not buy a salt water used motor unless I knew the person and knew How well they had taken care of it. Even then its a gamble
     

  3. moriverfish

    moriverfish Member

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    Tennessee
    The folks around here won't work on a saltwater motor, Too many frozen bolts
    and corroded parts.
     
  4. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    I don't blame them at all, but when you live near the ocean, there's not much choice.
    I practiced for a week on junk motors, using a torch and wrench. I just add it to the cost of repair.
    I've not found any type of penetrating oil that will bust the corrosion between stainless and aluminum. Acetyline heat is what I use.