Author Topic: 7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted  (Read 172 times)

Bart

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7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted
« on: July 14, 2018, 02:11:38 AM »
Hi all,

We have built are first mini max and it’s finally in the water but I am having trouble finding an outboard for it.  if anyone has any leads on a good first sea flea motor, maybe a 7.5 or 9.8 HP in the Rosseau/Muskoka area my son and I would be most grateful.

Cheers,
Bart

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Re: 7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 11:26:55 AM »
Hi Bart, and welcome to the site.  I wonder if you have been trolling Kijiji?  There are a few 9.9 Evinrudes and Johnsons there now.  There is also a deal on a Merc 9.8 with an aluminum boat and a bonus vintage Johnson 5.5... all for $600.  The Merc alone is worth $500 or $600. 

I browse around Kijiji every day for motors and a good deal on a snowmobile.  Have a look! 
Ross Jewiss, Huntsville, Ontario

Bart

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Re: 7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 05:02:33 PM »
hi Ross,

Thanks for the welcome. yeah I have been trolling Kijiji every day. I am a little nervous about grabbing a $700+ outboard this way but it seems like there is little choice.

Does anyone have thoughts on a 5 or 6 HP for a minimax... It looks like I could get one of those for under $500 and it won’t sting as much if the thing fails on me.  I am new to all this and we built our sea flea on a whim last summer not realizing that good engines are hard to find at the appropriate price point for this hobby.

Cheers,
Bart

Rosseau, Ontario

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Re: 7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 03:51:25 PM »
I have a Mercury Hurricane KG7 Super 10 I'd sell you for $475.  Email me at thomsonbytheriver@gmail.com

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Re: 7.5 - 9.8 hp motor wanted
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 04:42:51 PM »
Bart,
Did you find your son a motor for the sea flea? If you still need one , call me. I have about 8 ! I'm sure we can select a suitable  unit for less than $500. Best regards. Wain in
 at 705 725 8076
Mercury "Sea Flea" Engines available-KG-4H, KG-7H, Mark 15H, KG-4 and KG-7 standard lower unit rebuilt engines-all for hydro's and runabouts!