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Old 09-06-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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1997 17' cuddy with 1997 90 hp mercury outboard. 3 tour iraq solider owned with no time to use. Garage kept and 25 original hours. All cushions and port o pottie were just unwrapped for photos. Boat is like new and water tested but given age is 5,000 dollars a good deal?
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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Sounds like a deal ......and welcome aboard!

Boat looks great...have you gone for a ride? I would. Do a compression test on the outboard and unscrew the lower out drive fluid screw to make sure there isn't any water. Fluid should be dark green and not milky brown.

Again a test drive should tell all.

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Old 09-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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I forgot to add since this outboard has sat around for a bit I would go and put a new impeller in and any other rubber components that will wear out.

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Welcome aboard

What Roger said, you may also try pricing on line at yacht world or another site.

However newer merc is probably worth that.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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Thanks I wanted an outboard but a little longer. I felt like this deal was too good to pass up. Decisions, decisions
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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sorry i forgot to thank you for the information to look at. I will pull out the lower unit oil check screw thing and look for the greenish color
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Welcome aboard, I was just wonder how you made out with everything and if you got to take it out for a spin.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:13 AM   #8
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Thanks Timbo. Yes I did buy the boat and took it for a test drive. It ran great and its home now but not titled yet so shes sitting, looking beautiful. I guess a full waxing is in this weekend's forecast
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Good luck and enjoy it.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:33 PM   #10
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very clean boat for sure. enjoy!
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