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    Outboard for Jon Boat

    Looking to buy a tiller outboard for my jon boat. Where in Jax sells used? Looking for a 20 or 25 hp if anyone is looking to get rid of one.

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    They're all over Craigslist this time of year. I would personally try to find one that has only been used in freshwater.
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    For a john boat an older merc 2 stroke will be light enough and have more power than the equivelent four stroke. I had a 14' skiff that halled azzz with a merc 25 2 stroke. About 30mph with a tiller

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    You get rid of your mud motor ??.....that thing was the bomb.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Snake View Post
    You get rid of your mud motor ??.....that thing was the bomb.!
    Heck no! But its too slow for longer runs when I dont need to get shallow or push thru vegetation. I want something to swap out for hunting the gulf or running across Loch or Sampson for crappie.

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    Joe I have a 1986 25hp yamaha sitting in my garage. Motor runs but won't stay in gear at throttle. Needs a clutch dog and probably a carb rebuild. I used the motor for about 4 months and when it gave me trouble I took it off, bought a brand new Evinrude 25 and haven't looked back. Anyway, message me if you're interested in putting some work into it.

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    With 40 years of experience in owning all sorts of outboards, my belief is that if you cannot afford it new, you damn sure can't afford it used.

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    if you understand ignition, fuel and compression you can get very good deals on used outboards. Some folks will not or cannot pony out $2500-$3000 for a 25. Me being one of them. Oh, I bought my first one in 1961 at the age of 13- a used 5.5 hp Sea- King.

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    They don't give them away, but, if you buy a new Evinrude right now they are giving a 10 year factory warranty. Hard to beat that.

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