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Old 03-10-2010, 12:54 PM
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Contacted my local dealer about trading my 2001 Yamaha 115HP on a Merc Opti 135Hp. My 2025 is rated at 135HP, and thought I'd upgrade.

Merc Opti 135 with power steering $14,200.

High book on my 115 Yamy $4000

Difference of $10,200 PLUS TAX.

Scared me off. Does this sound close to you guys in the know?
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:12 PM
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Is this a tiller? According to Ed's, the crate price of the 135 is $9300, the power steering/Big Tiller handle is about $3600, plus installation and wiring of the pump, etc. $14,200 may be a little high, looks like there's about $1300 or so for labor. Of course, we haven't included a prop or hub kit yet, is that included in the quote?
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:21 PM
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I was told $14,200 installed. Your right, no mention of prop or hub kit. Tax would add quite a bit to. I just never thought it could be that high to trade up 20HP.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:28 PM
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I just never thought it could be that high to trade up 20HP.
I'm no dealer, but you are also gaining 9 model years (and warranty), plus the power steering system. I'm guessing you could find a early-2000's motor for a lot less.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:19 AM
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I have an '03 Lund 1800 pro sport with a 115. I wouldn't mind having 20 or more horses but the thought of spending a lot of $ on the trade-up to another motor scares me. I've upgraded everything on this boat which I bought in 12/06, '08 80# tm with u/s, 2 '09 color sonar/gps with mapping, new marine radio, interior lighting, on and on....my point being that I think I could sell my boat for a decent price, put $10K with that and move into a newer and and more powerful rig, just a thought.

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Old 03-12-2010, 07:32 PM
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It is always expensive to upgrade just motors. Yes you are gaining power steering and several model years, but you will have to judge if the performance difference is enough. I think it is always better to trade up entire boat and all for big money like that. You also have to realize you won't probably get your money back on an older boat with a new motor. Just some things to consider.
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