Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
AaronM

How much is motor worth? Evinrude '97 115

Recommended Posts

Looking to trade in my Evinrude Intruder outboard. Year is '97 HP is 115. I bluebooked the value and got an average retail of $1,400, but here is my question. Lower unit was replaced in 2007. New VRO gas pump installed in 2006. Starter just replaced this year. Does that increase or decrease the worth of the motor? It runs well, pushes my Pro V with myself in it at 48 MPH tested on two GPS's. Whats its actual worth and am I better trading in at a dealer or selling independent? Thanks for any help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to believe you can get more than $1400 for that motor.

Controls included right?

It depends on what the dealer will give you on trade in, which is usually pretty low and if the difference in money and the hassle of selling it out-right is worth it to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Normally new parts don't add to the value but are good selling points.

The new lower unit however is much more then just a part and would definitely be a big + to a potential buyer.

I've found bluebook on outboards to be ridiculously under valued. If this outboard is in good condition and runs well then your not asking enough IMO. A 40 hp of the same year would fetch $1400.

You can get more selling it outright, you just have to wait for a buyer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the above sentiments... you will come out further ahead selling it outright, the question is if you're willing to wait until the right person comes along to purchase it... which, with a loose motor, can be very quick or very long.

I think you could get a little more than $1400 for it, maybe 1600? But, it's all about finding the right buyer.

With respect to parts... the parts you list are kind of a double edge sword.

You could tell them that you replaced the VRO pump, but for me, the next question will be why? Wasn't it mixing the oil properly? Any idea how long it wasn't working right? Could there be engine damage?

The same thing goes for the lower unit... unless you replaced it for reasons other than hitting something.

IMHO, I'd put it up for sale, and to start, wouldn't mention the parts you replaced. Depending on the buyer, and how things are going with said buyer, you could chose to reveal that information at a later time. Maybe what I'm trying to say I'd hold off putting that information in a post - I think you'll get more hits off not posting that, and if they ask about the VRO pump for instance, you could offer then that you've already replaced it.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good. Thanks much for the help, I'll be calling around to see if I can't find a dealer who'd get me a fair price..if not looks like I might be selling it myself. Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the above sentiments... you will come out further ahead selling it outright, the question is if you're willing to wait until the right person comes along to purchase it... which, with a loose motor, can be very quick or very long.

I think you could get a little more than $1400 for it, maybe 1600? But, it's all about finding the right buyer.

With respect to parts... the parts you list are kind of a double edge sword.

You could tell them that you replaced the VRO pump, but for me, the next question will be why? Wasn't it mixing the oil properly? Any idea how long it wasn't working right? Could there be engine damage?

The same thing goes for the lower unit... unless you replaced it for reasons other than hitting something.

IMHO, I'd put it up for sale, and to start, wouldn't mention the parts you replaced. Depending on the buyer, and how things are going with said buyer, you could chose to reveal that information at a later time. Maybe what I'm trying to say I'd hold off putting that information in a post - I think you'll get more hits off not posting that, and if they ask about the VRO pump for instance, you could offer then that you've already replaced it.

marine_man

I hope I don't end up buying something from you someday...

Be up front about everything, and put it out on hsolist. Thats a great motor and would be a great upgrade for someone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think what he trying to say is wait until you have an opportunity to explain the history to a potential buyer rather than post an ad making it sound as though you are selling a motor plaged with problems. I find nothing wrong with expaining the history and facts once you've established contact with a potential buyer. He's not suggesting hiding or lying about anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not advocating covering anything up or not disclosing anything...

Too often though I see or hear of people who aren't getting any interest in what they have for sale... there's absolutly nothing wrong with this motor... but the average joe sometimes looks at this add, says, wow... that's a lot of parts to replace, I'd better pass, without ever getting the details.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed on the low price. I'd expect to pay that much for an 80s/90s motor in the 50hp range. Then again it is a buyer's market for boats and motors these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I have a group of bachelor drakes on the pond this year.  The pond water level is high so there is flooded timber. A great combo for photography.                                  
    • Well I had a little project that we found after buying our camper used. It had a leak in the back corner which 3 other same type campers in our camp ground had in the same spot. I sealed the roof a few years ago but have not had time to tackle the soft floor in that corner. Spent one weekend ripping out to find out what I had and a 3 day weekend repairing it. Had to build boxes as new supports to tie into the good wood past the rotted area. Really glad there were two metal frame supports under that end as I could span them with the new wood. Re-insulated and put new plywood down and it's looks great. Now my wife doesn't have to worry about getting into her side of the bed without going through the floor!        
    • Well I guess I could close the loop on my water heater since I finally had time to look at it.     I haven’t pulled the element yet but have filled the water and run through everything with my meter.  I’m 99% sure it’s the element.  I have 120V to it and it Ohms out at 2.  I figure that’s the water giving me that reading since the elements should Ohm out at 10 or more.  Basic rule I learned in shop: Power to the load; load don’t work; load is broken.  Looks like a $15 part.   What I did enjoy learning is getting the propane part of the heater operational.  Never had that before since the wire harness was apparently always disconnected from the ignition module.  I plugged that in and she fired right up.   Now to get my sealants put on tomorrow and clean and lube the bumpout gaskets.  I bought some LED light bulbs to try also.  And time to get a bigger TV installed in the main living area.  That 13 inches just doesn’t cut it with my eyes anymore!
    • Prespawn might be a stretch but I bet you see them on the beds.  Late start/almost no spring in these parts but the water has warmed quickly once the ice finally left.   Last weekend, at about the same latitude as OTC (assuming that’s where you’re headed) the males were all over in the shallows.  Didn’t see many bass beds yet and didn’t see any big females but they’re getting close.  Didn’t have a way to check temps so I can’t tell ya that, just what I saw.   Heading to Ely this weekend - I’ll have temps and observations from there next week.
    • So Fenton is the pick, maybe we can sell off our talent and pickup some middling speedsters/diamonds in the rough and make a vegas like run. 
    • It is not looking good from our end. I finally got Morgan out yesterday and she came to full draw on a nice tom but he busted her on the draw and scooted out of there. I got a shot off at him at 20 yards and he was walking and I didn't quite lead him enough. I clipped feathers back in high but he was fine otherwise.   I have family obligations this coming weekend and stuff going on the following weekend. There's a good chance that our turkey season is over.  If this was Ryan without the tag he would be pushing hard and still chomping at the bit to shoot something. Morgan is much less concerned with filling her tag.    Unpunched tags drive me completely crazy! But it looks like we will have some in the Engel household this year. Sorry team! Good job to you guys who managed to get it done and my apologies that we couldn't hold up our end of the bargain. Well... Ryan did, but Morgan and I couldn't do it this year. Next time!
    • The lake was low when we fished it but they only closed the dam days before ,, should be able to get under the bridge to get to Little yellow ,,, I have not heard that the crappie action was going well tho ,,, Did catch some decent pike  but no walleyes 
    • How high is the water, wondering if we can get into little yellow this memorial weekend or not.  How was fishing?