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I am looking for an honest, knowledgeable outboard boat motor mechanic in the Modesto, Ca. 95350 area. I have a n 18 hp.outboard Johnson "Seahorse" motor. It runs. I would like someone honest to take a look at it and tell me if it is worth investing the money required to bring it up to a reliable fishing boat motor. Thank you. Norman Ham. (XXX)... Read full answer
I am looking for an honest, knowledgeable outboard boat motor mechanic in the Modesto, Ca. 95350 area. I have a n 18 hp.outboard Johnson "Seahorse" motor. It runs. I would like someone honest to take a look at it and tell me if it is worth investing the money required to bring it up to a reliable fishing boat motor. Thank you. Norman Ham. (XXX) XXX-XXXX

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davesoutboard
davesoutboard, Marine Mechanic
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Hi Norman

We are an on line site and cannot have direct contact with the customers. That motor in running condition and great shape is worth maybe $300. They are great motors when everything is working. It is very hard to even get some of the parts for them. How long has it been since it was run? Does it have spark? What are the compressions? You could easily spend over $500 dollars to get it back into working order. So I would say unless you have a sentimental attachment to it that you would be better off getting something newer and more reliable.
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