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Northlander

I need a new motor

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Northlander

If anyone knows of a good used Yamaha F115 or a new non current one let me know asap. Banged up my F115 on a log and tore up the ram assembly. I think Im better off finding a new non current than spend about $g's on a 2002 motor.

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Surface Tension

Bummer Steve.

As in bent ram you must be talking about the trim&tilt ram.

You might be better off finding one(parts)from the bone yard and repairing what you have.

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Northlander

Wound up getting just the bare bones that I needed to get it back and running reliabley. Cost went from about $4000 to $600 or so. Next year we will buy a new motor.

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gregg52

Heres your chance northlander

get that e-tec.......lol

I might bring mine back sunday a customer told me about a pretty good walleye bite

Let me know if I do bring it back I'll give you a ride (maybe you can put me some fish somewhere)

Then you will be able to feel the power yourself..lol

bummer bout your motor though

that kind stuff is never no fun

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chris63

I just picked up a new 25 4 stroke for over 4k(Last year)I think for a 115hp your looking at quite a bit more than 4k.Unless your going with 10 years or older.Re-read your post I see 2002 in there.I hope you get it fixed!c63

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Northlander

It would have cost me about $3000 to $4000 to get a new assembly put on so I was looking at a new motor. Wound up being able to do a rebuild way cheaper. I found a 07 non current f115 in St. Cloud for around $7000. Next year I will either repower my ride or get a new boat. New F115's can be found around 10 grand give or take a G.

As much as I fish and fishing the big pond a lot I need a reliable motor to get me out and back.

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PurpleHaZe

Bum Deal on your motor. If this accident happens to me would my boat INS cover it?

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Great Outdoors

Northlander,

If you are able to, give me a call at my shop tomorrow morning between 7 & 8 am.

I just talked to a person that has a boat, motor, trailer that may interest you.

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Jack Stasney

Good to hear you are back in business.

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Northlander

Bum Deal on your motor. If this accident happens to me would my boat INS cover it?

Yes it should. Check with your agent and see EXACTLY what your insurance will cover.

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tolle141

When you re-power, have you considered a Honda 135? Just expanding the possibilities. The 115, 135, and 150 are the same engine, just modded. 135 has a variable intake, 150 has VTEC

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Down Deep

I might as well throw in the Merc 115 FS. I have one on my Explorer Sport and it is a sweet motor. If it were me, I'd go with what I know and what I have confidence in. I've knicked up a couple of my motors and when the dealers give you the verdict $$$$ it never a pleasant message. I've always been able to go to plan B and get the repairs made way cheaper.

That must have been a pretty good impact to wreck the ram like that.

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Northlander

If I go the repower route it will be another Yamaha. No sense paying to get new controls etc. Im not a Honda fan. Every one I have driven with has been cold blooded and I believe they were heavier. The mercury 4 strokes are a lot of Yamaha parts. At least they used to be. My buddies actually says Yamaha right on it under the hood.

Im leaning on running this boat until I pay off my truck then get a newer 20' glass boat with a 225 to 250 on it. Skeeter, Lund, Ranger, Triton, Yar Craft, Nitro and others have been making some darn nice boats the past few years.

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gregg52

check out the larson it looks pretty nice

roomy

but spendy

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Northlander

I actually got to check out a Larson and its a great looking but from what I saw of it on the water it looked tipsy from side to side. I liked how deep it was and how high it layed but it looked like it could be a kite in the wind being so high in the water.

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Mistermojo

Hey Northlander, glad to hear you are back in running order. You are right about the Hondas, my father in law has a 75 and 9.9 and they are both very stubborn to start.

Are you going to Fish on Mille Lacs this fall, and can you tell me how I can get some of your big spinners for some stocking stuffers?

Thanks,

Mojo

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Down Deep

Your repairs should be covered under your boat insurance policy.

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Northlander

Hey Northlander, glad to hear you are back in running order. You are right about the Hondas, my father in law has a 75 and 9.9 and they are both very stubborn to start.

Are you going to Fish on Mille Lacs this fall, and can you tell me how I can get some of your big spinners for some stocking stuffers?

Thanks,

Mojo

E-mail me and we can get you some.

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