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Just bought a new boat

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I am excited I just bought a new boat yesterday. Got a great deal on it. It is a 1959 Glasspar Avalon with a 1969 55 hp engine. Only a few things need to be done with it. All it needs is a new battery and some seals for the lower unit. DOes anybody know how much the seals for the lower unit would be?

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No clue on the cost, but congrats on getting a boat. Welcome to FM as well.

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Typically you'll need a gasket and seal on the water pumps cover, two(tandem) bearing seals below the water pump. 2(tandem)propshaft seals and a shift rod seal. You'll be replacing the impeller as well. Normally thats around $50 total but once in a while you get an impeller that'll run that much. Not sure if the 1969 55 hp is one of those odd balls.

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Welcome to Fishing Minnesota!

And Frank has you covered as far as the seals... it's somewhat dependent on which one's you're replacing...

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Impeller-- Sierra part # 18-3082--approx 18.00

(OMC # 382547)

prop shaft seal sierra # 18-2012--approx 13.00 each

(OMC 310599)

Drive shaft seal sierra # 18-2059--approx 8.00 each

(OMC 321466)

For some reason these seals don't appear to come with the Sierra seal kit # 18-2690--$32.00 Which has all the other gaskets and o-rings. Strange

Welcome aboard

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You have to post a picture of it! Old boats are kool. cool

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