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    1983 Merc 50hp

    Ive been offered a genuine 10 hr one owner 1983 50hp Merc.
    750 bucks
    Ive got lots of outboards and the wife wants new curtains but this one is begging me to come to my place.
    Any support out there

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    I paid 100 dollars for my 1979 50hp Merc, and controls. and it ran like a top. Had to buy a prop. Replace water pump. I put it on a 1958 Fiberglide boat the I rebuilt.
    That 50hp is basically a new motor

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    Well Ive taken up the offer.
    It comes with remotes and the original sales docs.
    It was last used and removed from the boat back in 1988 being stored ever since.
    The old guy that owned it died and its being sold by his wife who has told me her husband never really used it because he brought a bigger boat in 1988.
    The pull start will tell the story.
    Anyway ill probably scope the bores and make sure the engine is in good working order before de- commissioning it for display only.
    It will look good next to my Full sized Barber Shop Indian.
    Wife will be ecstatic about it Im sure.
    Lol
    Last edited by NZ Sidewinder; 09-19-2021 at 06:02 PM.

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    10 hours is hard to pass on. Thats sounds to cool to pass
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    Yes
    One day it may end up back in America

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    I'd go for it be dammed da curtains...... Pics please when you get it.

    22R

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    Click image for larger version. 

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    In those days that was US$1750.00
    Last edited by NZ Sidewinder; 09-20-2021 at 03:06 AM.

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    That's a great motor and a helluva deal !! I'd buy that in a heartbeat if it was offered to me.

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    Well some sad news.
    The freight company dropped the outboard and it has been badly damaged.
    The repairs will probably be documented on this thread.
    It needs a new top cowl and mid cowl as well as both front and rear cowl support structures and pull start housing.
    Turned out to be a short shaft.
    Spark plugs are still painted black on the hex and it is as new.
    There is a fair bit of finger pointing going on as to which branch of the company dropped it but an investigation is under way.
    Im one of the companies larger clients so will apply as much pressure as I can to ensure a reasonable outcome.
    We will find straight parts that can be refinished to a new condition,
    This is a photo of just one damaged part.Click image for larger version. 

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    Bummer. That does look basically new other than the damage of course.
    Bullet CC w/ 225 Promax
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    STV Procomp with 280 (wife calls it the Ronald Mcdonald boat)

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    That sucks !

    MDS

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