Buy lower unit for 1981 70HP Evinrude or Used Motor
Our 1981 70HP Evinrude has a damaged lower unit and we have been told that it needs a replacement. The motor was well cared for and ran well but has been out of action for 3 years. I am now wondering whether we should buy a used 1996 Mercury 70HP motor (with controls for a bunch more money) or a used Evinrude or fix our Evinrude. The motor is on a 16 foot aluminum boat bowrider-type boat.
The boat is at Howson's Marine in Blind River, Ontario, Canada, and we are also looking for sources for lower units since they have been hard to find, and used motors if we decide to go that route.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts, advice or ideas.
Re: Buy lower unit for 1981 70HP Evinrude or Used Motor
You can find them keep looking, call up salvage boat yards or other marine repair that i thing is the bigger case which went on stuff even in the 90-115 range. I think there should be some blown powerhead motors around in those yards with a good lower.
Well I got lucky -- found the same motor (identical engine number) for sale locally (2 hours drive) on Craiglist for $700. Now I just have to remove the lower end and ship it from California to Blind River, Ontario, Canada. Any tips on removing the lower end and/or shipping motor parts to Canada?
Thanks again for the encouragement here. I was getting discouraged. :-)