Now You Tell Me

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by Blue Bruiser, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Blue Bruiser

    Blue Bruiser New Member

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    Hey guys,
    suppose to be going to buy this boat saturday morning. I had it arranged that i meet the guy at his house at 10 am check it out first , then go put the boat in and run it. Now tonight I get this email. Now just keep in mind that this is an outboard motor.
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    Hello Chris,
    Due to the weather, and since the boat is winterized, my father says not to start it. Unless it is warm enough to one: run water through it, and two, purge the water out and refill with antifreeze. Since I will not have time to re-winterize it that day and it will be below freezing sat. night. We can dry run it for ten sec intervals. If you have owned a boat before you will under stand where I come from. If this is a problem you will have to reschedule once it gets warmer IF THE BOAT IS STILL AVAILABLE. But like I said no problem dry running it.

    see you sat. at 10 am
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    Now correct me if im wrong, but I have never heard such a thing. Purge the water from the motor and re fill with antifreeze. It's an outboard.

    I am thinking there me be a problem keeping it running with a load on it or something.

    Any input guys? I am kinda up in the air on this one. :beat_plaster:
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Dunno. Maybe the guy is just crazy cautious and mixes antifreeze and water together in a tank and runs it in there to fill all the water galleries in the block with antifreeze/water mix so if any doesn't drain it won't freezed and bust. I don't like the idea of running it multiple times dry for 10 second intervals just to do it, you can't get a very good idea how it runs - not like you're gonna throttle it up dry.

    Not sure what the guys doing. I've never heard of winterizing a boat like that, but that's just me. You might post it in the outboard repair section and see what Bubba has to say. Good Luck with it!

    Branden
     

  3. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    I think I would look some where else.
     
  4. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    may have a scalded piston.
     
  5. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    BE CAREFUL NEVER HEARD OF ANTIIFREEZE IN A OUTBOARD I DONT THINK THEY HAVE A CLUE , OR MAYBE THEY THINK YOU DONT BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!:eek:oooh:
     
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    LEAVE IT ALONE SOUNDS LIKE PROBLEMS , JUST MY OPINON
     
  7. dademoss

    dademoss Member

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    People I know and trust told me NEVER run an outboard dry, not even for a second or two, it's plenty of time to melt a water pump impeller.

    I can't even imagine where to fill mine with antifreeze :tounge_out:

    Personally, I would be looking for another boat, who knows what kind of shape this one is in.
     
  8. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be a common theme here:
    RUN AWAY...W
     
  9. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    If they know what they're talking about, then what they're selling is an inboard with an OUTDRIVE, not an outboard.

    You never said what size outboard is on it.
     
  10. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    I agree sounds fishy to me..... no pun intended.
     
  11. catfishman352007

    catfishman352007 New Member

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    id leave it alone chris and find something better
     
  12. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I duck hunted all my life and never put antifreeze in a outboard. I always drop the motor and let the water run out of it. If all the seals are good in the lower unit, there shouldn't be any water in it. Won't take but a screwdriver and a minute to see if it's leaking.
     
  13. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Wright back and tell him he's nuts. If he has owned a boat before then he would know. Mine has been just sitting outside all winter with nothing done to it. When I go to start it it will start like it always has.
     
  14. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Either there is something wrong with the motor, or this guy is dumber than a hard crab and has no business running an outboard.....either way, RUN AWAY. Even if there is nothing wrong that you can find/see/hear, he's a little slow, he's probably damaged it in some way that will show up later.
     
  15. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    All you gotta do is lower the motor to drain the water in the winter and keep it stowed that way if it is outside. Where the heck is he putting antifreeze at? Ask him, I'd like to hear the answer.
     
  16. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    My first post to read today and already got a good laugh. LOL Where did this guy come from?
     
  17. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Makes me wonder how many times this boat has been run dry already? If he thinks it is OK to do, he has probably done it before. At the very least I bet it needs a new impeller. Best bet is to wait until Spring if you are really interested in this boat. Then take it out on the water and put it through the paces.
     
  18. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    chris, it sounds like he's hiding something. Just my opinon

    keep your guards out buddy
     
  19. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    Sounds like problems to me. I would tell him you want to run or you are not going to buy it! Think about it this way, there are plenty of other boats for sale. I run my outboard year around, but I also keep it in a heated garage when I am not using it. I use my boat for duck hunting though. What kind of boat are you looking for? A buddy of mine is getting ready to sell a 18 ft deep V with a 70 hp Johnson...it is set up for fishing for blues. The motor runs great, because I use to own it. The boat has a 60 gal livewell and hummingbird depth finder, 6 rod holder mounted on the back of the boat, and more. PM me if you think you might be interested.