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Motorboat
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor

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You getting a four stroke


No couldn't justify it given the way we abuse the boat. We load it up, haul arse to the marsh camp, fish hard, load it up and put it in the shed. We rarely flush it. It's going on a 1998 hull. Didn't want to overdo it. Saving $10K too.

ETA: You'd know if you ever accepted an invite.
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TBoy
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Lafayette
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
Redmonds is an adult operation. No silliness in their estimates or work.


Motorboat
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Redmonds is an adult operation. No silliness in their estimates or work.


Perfect and good to know. Most boat shops will dick around. I like hearing this.


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
Redmonds is a damn good shop.

David wade marine in Baton Rouge is another good one with a good turnaround, might be worth a shot to give them a ring.


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AlxTgr
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
I need to replace my engine, then when that's done, replace my boat. Then the trailer.


Motorboat
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Then the trailer.


I actually may get a new trailer out of this deal too.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
I've replaced just about everything that can come off of one, so I guess I really did get a new one.


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hogdaddy
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harvey
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
Sound like you need a


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W
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Probably wasn't lubed properly


Mechanic said old age.



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W
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Baton Rouge
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Just talked to a shop. He figured $500 but probably just to lure me in.


Get him to write an estimate with the cost not to exceed $500, sign it and haul arse to dealership.

Helluva deal, if true.


hogdaddy
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harvey
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
200 Mercury 2.5 Powerhead, Completely Dressed - $2000 (D'iberville)

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pooponsaban
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Get him to write an estimate with the cost not to exceed $500, sign it and haul arse to dealership.


It would still just be an estimate.


W
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Baton Rouge
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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cost not to exceed


Motorboat
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
Well, here's the new boat, motor and trailer I bought for $4800 this am. Anyone looking for a Grady White Project boat with a cracked transom and busted Mercury, let me know. I'll have one available in a few weeks.
I'm putting the Yamaha on my Mako.



wickowick
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Head of Island
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
You can use the Grady to haul supplies (beer) to the camp...


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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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Anyone looking for a Grady White Project boat with a cracked transom and busted Mercury, let me know.


How much cheese we talkin?


Capt ST
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Middle of the Mall
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
What year is the motor? And did you get a compression test done?


Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
For boat motor and trailer with papers, $2k. This little Grady is sweet. I wish it wasn't cracked. If I had fiberglass skills I'd keep it.


ReelFun
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Behind dugout
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
I just dropped off two boats yesterday for a swap. they estimated 3 or 4 hours and said bring it in Tuesday. I did. might not be ready for the weekend if I get out of it for a 1000 I will be lucky.


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AHouseDivided
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re: Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor
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For boat motor and trailer with papers, $2k. This little Grady is sweet. I wish it wasn't cracked. If I had fiberglass skills I'd keep it.


I don't have a boat. I have to envy your boat with cracked hull.



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