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    Just bought a new outboard...

    I was looking for a Merc 9.9 four stroke for use on my drift boat. I called the local Merc dealer and he said it was 2400.00(roughly) but he could shave those numbers down a bit. Yesterday I went in and looked at the motor and he gave me a price of 2140,00. So I buy it. I'm making the assumption that it's a 2017. When I get home I notice on the paperwork that it's a 2015. I know that mechanically there's no difference but I can't help but be a bit irritated that he didn't disclose the age given that it was 3 years old. I'm also equally irritated at myself for being a bonehead and making the assumption instead of asking. I'm thinking It will only matter if I were to resale it in 4 or 5 years it might make a difference on how much I could get for it. On the other hand, the hours on the motor are probably the most important factor when it's being resold I would guess. I'm thinking that if I knew it was a 2015 model I probably would have requested a larger reduction in the cost (maybe 2000 even).

    Anyway, I'd be curious to hear the opinion of others on this.

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    Not sure whether an outboard gets “registered” as the date of manufacture, or the date of sale – especially if there is no difference in the model

    An interesting point though – perhaps a “gentle” word with the salesman ? …….
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    Take Purple and let him have a gentle word with the salesperson. Nothing like an angry anglican to get your attention, look what he just did to Vishwa Kau.purple.jpg
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    I bought a 9.9 Johnson 2 stroke in 1985 to run on my 16 ft Jonboat. 33 years and it’s still going strong and believe me I have put some hours on it. I’ll pass it down like a family hairloom.
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    It's not a big deal at all. Yamaha actually stopped giving the models year designations. If you ever sell it your bill of sale will be the year of the engine. Other manufacturers are doing the same. Unless there was a significant change in that year it will not affect your resale value.

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    Yeah, you're probably right. I should just get it out on the river, forget about it and enjoy the motor.

    Thanks for the responses,

    Cheers!



    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbanflood View Post
    It's not a big deal at all. Yamaha actually stopped giving the models year designations. If you ever sell it your bill of sale will be the year of the engine. Other manufacturers are doing the same. Unless there was a significant change in that year it will not affect your resale value.
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    Have a great time with it and please post pics from the river

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    My outboards were purchased in 2015, but now with over 800 hours on them already I no longer worry about resale value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebbanflood View Post
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    My outboards were purchased in 2015, but now with over 800 hours on them already I no longer worry about resale value.
    What is the "well maintained" usable hour life of the big Yamahas?

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