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Old 07-30-2012, 12:25 PM
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You can leave it in my yard if you want with the keys... access to the rumson launch only minutes away..

Launch at Chris Deli and crab all day long.....
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2 stroke oil injected, never thought about the warranty, but it is a 2005. I have to assume it is out of warranty. what is the typical warranty period for these things?
3 years or so

2 stroke means you're gonna have to buy oil for it to keep it running - oil per gallon isn't terribly cheap nor expensive and I haven't run an outboard since 2009 so I can't tell you what the cost of the oil will be
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:27 PM
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Just remember 1 thing........... BOAT translated: B-Break O-Out A-Another T- Thousand!!!
Not really true until you run a diesel, ahem, two diesels

Outboards can be a bit costly, but they got nothing on the bigger beasts
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:52 PM
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it looks like those are the Optimax 2-strokes.. be careful with the past oil changes, make sure they were done regularly and no issues..

A friend of mine's (yes I have friend Steve other than you) had a pair of 200 twins on the back of a 28ft Grady felt like he was constanly changing the oil on these...but otherwise they held up quite well...
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it looks like those are the Optimax 2-strokes.. be careful with the past oil changes, make sure they were done regularly and no issues..

A friend of mine's (yes I have friend Steve other than you) had a pair of 200 twins on the back of a 28ft Grady felt like he was constanly changing the oil on these...but otherwise they held up quite well...
2 stroke engines require routine oil changes as they are 2-cycle engines - 4 strokes are motors that are 4 cycle motors which require semi-routine oil changes like you'd do w a car
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Steve:

I would make sure you have the following done on motor:

Compression test
Cylinder light test (look for any scorching etc.)
Lower gearcase oil check/analysis (although they can change it the day before and you will never know).

Oil to run your motor will be about $30.00 per gallon.

Don't forget other costs:
Monthly/yearly maintenance, insurance, NJ reg, BOAT/US or Seatow, fuel additives etc.


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I've had both OB & inboards , simple scenario maintenance regularly keeps you out of trouble!
I can't believe that if this engine passes the basic tests with 300 hrs there will be major issues!
The investment is not enough to not buy the boat, which is a good deal if all proves out.
Cost of operation after the sale is what you should review. Upkeep will you running , when things are let go problems arise.
Good luck , realize it will cut into your fishing time, hard to believe but true.
On ther other hand it let's you fish on your schefule & the freedom to go where you'want .

Good Luck !
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Good Luck gentleman - No more Chartering for you - It is alot of work

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2 stroke engines require routine oil changes as they are 2-cycle engines - 4 strokes are motors that are 4 cycle motors which require semi-routine oil changes like you'd do w a car

there is NO OIL changes to be done on a 2 stroke.( except lower gear oil , same as 4 stroke)
oil is injected from a tank as fuel is used. does not stay in the engine as it does in a four stroke.

oil for the opti if you use opti oil is over 40 a gallon / which you will use 1 gallon for approx every 50 gallons of gas.

Did alot of fishing in a 19 and had alot of fun / that being said I think you will find very quickly you want something bigger.

I think you would be better suited for all the fishing you like to do do jump right up to a 23-25 footer. as you lose less days to weather and will find you wuold use it more.

I already wish I had just started with something over 30 foot, so I wasnt always looking to buy something bigger with the hassles of having to sell another
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Steve, find out what year the Merc. is if I'm right it was involved in a class action lawsuit. I had one and couldn't give it away. Boat is definitely worth it though. My motor was a 2001. Google it, you will find out all info.
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