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I have a 1962 18 horse Johnson. Got it last year and is in mint condition. Only problem with it, it won't stay into forward gear, runs great it just doesn't want to catch. I would rather not invest a bunch of money in this older motor. If I were to try and get rid of it for at least some money is my best bet Twin City outboard in Shakopee. I emailed them to see if they can give me a very rough estimate on what it may be worth, but so far no response at all. In a perfect world someday I just want a small reliable motor for my 14 footer, something like a 9.9 would work just fine but need to do something about this older one first. Right now running on electric. Any help, suggestions, whatever would be great.

Thanks.

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Is it unable to be fixed? I have a 14' boat aluminum too and have run the 9.9 for a long time and then went up to an old 20hp. big difference and I would not go back now that I have the bigger motor. The 9.9 just has a hard time getting up and going with 2 people and some gear in the boat. It goes but does not move out like the 20. It still trolls down good too. Since you have the electric already if you could get it to stay in gear I would use it. If it can be fixed I might be interested.

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It can be fixed, I just don't have the funds to invest into something like this right now. Wish I did so I can scoot around a little faster.

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Try going on the "Wanted" forum on here and see if someone is willing to trade you for this one. Also, I saw a 3 HP motor for sale on the "Items For Sale Under $100" forum on here. For $50 it would be better running than using an electric motor. At $50 you can't lose. You will always be able to get your money back on a deal like that. Just some ideas.

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