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    I'm going to look at a late 80's Evinrude 115 with Pwr t&t. Supposedly has zip hrs on it and starts right up. I'm concerned about parts availability for something that old and generally how to value something like this. It's part of a boat, motor and trailer package. Owner values it at $1500. I know this is vague without a serial/model # or even specific year. I'll get that info and report back, but in the mean time...any thoughts

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    That old? I managed to get most of the parts I needed to rebuild a 3hp Johnson from 1953 through Boats.net and Crowley Marine. There are lots of JohnnyRude OEM parts through on-line resources, even for something from the 1980's.

    NADA guides has online values. A 1981 Evinrude E115TLCI outboard has a list price of $4,065 (when new) and and average retail of $135 with a low retail of $120. However, if it runs well and has no issues it could be worth the $1500 if you agree to that.

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    Thanks, AK Ray, for the heads up on the nada guides! Turned out to be a '80 Johnson..high book...$105. I was primarily interested for the hull portion of the deal...been looking for quite a while. Got the whole pkg. for $1500. Definitely a project boat.

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    Just saw your post so I'm late here. I check NADA guides, but they are always way low on older, residual value outboards.

    For example, I had a 1984 15hp short shaft johnson that had been overheated and had a blown head gasket or worse (non-running motor). I sold it last week for $200 to a guy who didn't even try to talk me down. NADA lists average retail at $35.
    I looked at several similar motors in good running order and they were selling in a day or two on craigslist for $500.

    From what I've seen, a running motor in average condition is worth at least $500 in Alaska.
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    yep, did seem awfully low compared to local prices...thanks, Milo!

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    It's tough to figure values on the older o/b's, especially up here.

    Regarding the 15hp short shaft 2 strokes, they go for a premium, because there aren't any modern equivalents. The two strokes are 80-85#'s, the 4 strokes are 100-120#'s and leak oil if you put them on the their side. Hence the small 2 strokes are ideal for carrying in a small plane, the 4 strokes not so much.
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    Hmmm. And I have a 2-stroke short shaft Yamaha 15 that was brand new about 8 years ago and has been stored since. Never started. I wonder what it's worth? I haven't needed it because my mid-80s 15 Yami has never missed a beat. Bought it in the late 80's for $400 at a garage sale, nearly new. Starts on the first pull every time except after winter storage. In that case it sometimes needs 2 pulls. :-) Some old motors just keep going strong. Hey, maybe it's time for a lower unit oil change and some new plugs? I don't think I've ever done either!

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    I'll buy it from you for $180.00! Naw just mesing with ya Mr. Pid, but if your interested in selling the 8 year old 15 let me know! Or even the mid eighties yami.

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