What to do with an old outboard
6/8/15 @ 10:22 AM
I have an old 1974 20 hp Mercury that blew a cylinder last year and I am wondering what to do it. I have never parted anything out or done ebay but I was wondering if it would be worth my time to try and part it out and make some money back or would it be better to just take it to the scrap dealer and sell it for the metal? It is just taking up room in the garage and it laughs at me every time I look at it.
6/9/15 @ 11:32 AM
Heck post it on Ebay or better yet Craigs list. Somebody might need a part or something off there . i know several people that have bought old motors for the motor covers alone. You wont get much for scrap.
6/9/15 @ 7:25 AM
Thanks for the input. The motor has many new parts and I have an extra lower unit and a new prop for it. I was hoping for around $200 which gives me a little room to wiggle with the price if need be. Just need to get it out of the way.
6/8/15 @ 5:13 PM
6/8/15 @ 4:18 PM
Couldn't tell you. I'm not a good judge of what stuff is worth. You could also try calling places that service motors. They might be in need of some used parts and would maybe have more of an idea of what you've got would be worth.
6/8/15 @ 2:28 PM