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Old 04-29-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Looking at a used Bass boat tomorrow, what to watch for?

I'm looking at a 96 Charger 173T with a 112 Evinrude tomorrow, what should I look out for besides soft floors and decks?
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Make sure that it has been cover or garaged at all time. Make sure the boat is clean. If someone took the time to clean it then they took the time to take care of it. I dont know much about outboards but overall if the boat is clean w/ no scatches and has been covered you can probably guess the person also took car of the motor.
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Make sure that it has been cover or garaged at all time. Make sure the boat is clean. If someone took the time to clean it then they took the time to take care of it. I dont know much about outboards but overall if the boat is clean w/ no scatches and has been covered you can probably guess the person also took car of the motor.
Good points, thanks. My wife works with the lady who's selling it (husband passed away last year) but I'm still a little leery. On the other hand a regular bass boat would be a pleasure to fish off of compared to my Craigcat or kayak
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Good points, thanks. My wife works with the lady who's selling it (husband passed away last year) but I'm still a little leery. On the other hand a regular bass boat would be a pleasure to fish off of compared to my Craigcat or kayak
If it has been sitting a while and wasn't winterized you could have yourself a problem. If the gas wasn't stabalized the carb/fuel injection could be gunked up. That and in my boat you must run antifreeze thru the motor so it doesn't crack the block in the winter I'm not sure if thats the same in an outboard. And yes a bass boat would be so much easier to fish off of. I guess it would all depend on how much she wanted, how old it is, the condition, and if you can get it to start or not. GL
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Outboards dont need to be winterized. All the water runs out of them after shutoff. I/O hold water therefore need winterization. As far as the gas just syphon it all out with the primer bulb or get an inline fuel pump to drain it. First thing to do on an evinrude is remove the carbs and clean them like you have never cleaned before. These motors are the worlds worst about getting one small piece of dirt and scorching pistons. Keep them clean it will last forever. The next step is remove the oil injection system if it has one. Mix your own fuel so you know its right and don't lose oil mixture without knowing it.
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