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Cost of an outbaord engine swap--controls, guages, motor


I think I've found a replacement engine for the one I blew up over the weekend. Currently have a Mercury 150. I've located a used Yamaha 150 for a good price, but the Yamaha is still on the seller's boat.

If I bring it to a shop to remove the Yamaha engine, controls and gauges on his boat and replace all the Mercury stuff on mine, what am I looking at cost-wise?

I'm calling around this am to shops, but want an idea of what to look for. Thanks OB.







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


Tough call.

Shop time is usually around $100/hr.

Based on that, I'd believe you're in the ballpark of $1000.






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Center console or side?

I would also include the cost of changing the shifter and the throttle cable while you at it.

You can also cut cost by offering the old motor to the person change out the outboard.






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Center console


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I would also include the cost of changing the shifter and the throttle cable while you at it.


Yep. the shifter on the donor boat is a side shifter. I'd need a binnacle shifter.

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You can also cut cost by offering the old motor to the person change out the outboard.


I had considered this.






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


W, you see his motor pics? Merc explosion...






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W, you see his motor pics? Merc explosion...


Saw 'em.

Blew a Johnson before, looked very similar.

Many adult beverages were consumed afterwards.






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Merc explosion...


Yep. One day I'll explode this yamaha and we can argue about the best motor again.






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Yep. One day I'll explode this yamaha and we can argue about the best motor again.


For your sake, I hope it last a long time. For board entertainment, I hope it blows up a week after you get it installed...






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Many adult beverages were consumed afterwards.


This is exactly what happened after it blew up.






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Blew a Johnson before


+1.






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JAB528
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One day I'll explode this yamaha


Impossible.

I'd say you're looking at about $8-1200 in labor.






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


Just talked to a shop. He figured $500 but probably just to lure me in.





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Which shop if you don't mind me asking?





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Blew a Johnson before,








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Blew a Johnson before, looked very similar.
Many adult beverages were consumed afterwards.








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JAB528
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Blew a Johnson before


Probably wasn't lubed properly.






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Redmond's in LAF per recommendation of Bourgs. I actually met the owner at a CCA STAR banquet before. Nice guy.





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Give Bayou Outboards a call
504-836-2065






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He figured $500 but probably just to lure me in.


I figured $500-750. You getting a four stroke?






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He's got a good shop, it'll probably roundabout what he estimates.





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