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Is there a blue book for motors?

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  • Is there a blue book for motors?

    Looking at a used motor and was wondering if there was such a thing?

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    Re: Is there a blue book for motors?

    Yes...NADA.com. But it really is not accurate. They post real low numbers for older motors, and they almost always bring much more at sale.

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      Re: Is there a blue book for motors?

      I just tried it...I just priced out a 1990 8hp Evinrude I have for sale,
      Base $55-65
      Suggest List $1336

      and a 2000 5hp Evinrude
      Base $275-310
      Suggest List $1400

      I don't know where they get their numbers from, but I'm asking a lot less than they say
      2010 Stanley Mink 18DC "Silver Moose" with a 2015 115HP Evinrude

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      • #4
        Re: Is there a blue book for motors?

        "suggested list" price is MSRP, or in other words, your 8hp motor cost $1400 back in 1990 when it was brand new. Now it's worth $60. (according to NADA)

        it's supposed to be based on actual sales, but I'm pretty sure they include junk boats & motors -- like last year maybe 2 sales of 8hp motors were reported to them last year, and both were not running, maybe parts motors, maybe real junkyard stuff. That's just my theory.

        Those NADA values are just not realistic.
        It's all about the tools.

        "If the ocean is glass flat and the sun is shining, you open up the special memory compartment of your brain and start recording the smells, sounds, sights and feelings." -- Philster

        "Poets talk about 'spots of time,' but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone. I shall remember that son of a b**** forever." -- N. Maclean

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        • #5
          Re: Is there a blue book for motors?

          There is no blue book price for old outboards, because they're F*****G worthless, unless you're a collector. The avearage boater doesn't want anything, unless they can buy it in new running condition at a scrap motor price. The oldies ore only worth a D***N to us old outboard nuts

          So....there you have it.
          Admiral Zephyr

          1941 Johnson HD-20 (in restoration)
          1947 Sea King 5hp
          1948 Evinrude Sportsman
          1951 Evinrude Fastwin
          1955 Johnson CD-12
          1955 Johnson RD-17
          1955 Evinrude Big Twin
          1956 Johnson RD-18
          1957 Evinrude Big Twin
          1958 Evinrude Fisherman
          1958 Johnson FDE-12
          1959 Johnson RDSL-21B
          1974 Tanaka 1hp (screamin' drink mixer )

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            Re: Is there a blue book for motors?

            Originally posted by jtexas View Post
            "suggested list" price is MSRP, or in other words, your 8hp motor cost $1400 back in 1990 when it was brand new. Now it's worth $60. (according to NADA)
            Oh, that make's sense
            2010 Stanley Mink 18DC "Silver Moose" with a 2015 115HP Evinrude

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