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Well as most of y'all know I just bought a boat on my bday back in march and was a hustled into thinking it had a good running motor so ended up buying.Got a total of 30 mins run time out of it between two outings and now its blowing smoke and oil.Talked to some of y'all on here to have it rebuilt so called up Abner at Keeners machine shop in WPB and from what I described to him what the motor was doing he said it would roughly be $4/7000 to have it completely rebuilt.Well just my luck because I just wasted what I had saved up to buy this thing as a bday present to myself :( hopefully I can sell it too someone that needs a complete parts motor and eventually get another motor.It just really sucks that theres shady people out there doing this too people and taking their hard earned money.Now i own a boat thats pretty much useless at this point.Sorry just had to vent a little, Ron
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I feel ya I got a gearbox out of the classifieds n got an 1hr out of it pay back is 10 times worse n they will get what they got comin keep ur chin up n just dont make same mistake twice save ur pennys n get it sliding again ......... :florida:
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Have u contacted the person u bought it from?
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Tried bought wont answer my calls.I think he knew that motor was shot and its not his issue anymore since I was dumb enough to buy it
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It still amazes me that people go buy boats and have no clue what they are buying...

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I have always been told that Rule of thumb before buying any used motor if you want pieace of mind is to perform compression and leak down test. Compression test at the minimum.


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What kind of motor is it ?

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I think you need to go make a visit to him and tell him you want your money back!
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Caveat Emptor.
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Thanks everyone "RoosterTom" its an 0300 "FlCracker" believe me if I lived closer to Melbourne id be at his front door right now giving him a piece of my mind
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"Tony" I get that believe me and im kicking myself for not bringing a compression tester with me but was told it was done and it checked out along with mags being rebuilt.I believe the mags were out of time just enough to cause it to preignite and it got really hot while running which I didnt know because it didnt have a temp gauge and I didnt put one on yet which is partly my fault as well.
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Sucks...but lesson learned. Your as much to blame as him. Hope you get going soon

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Yea just found another 0300 gonna go look at it and might buy it this weekend it just needs an intake
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If it isn't running...be careful with the second one.
Is the bottom end on your engine still good? Was it knocking?
You sure it's not just cylinder work? You might have cooked some cyls.
Call Speed Wheelie and get a second opinion.
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The motor I have still runs "gladescat" and its not making any knocking noise but I pulled some valve covers and there's metal in oil im sure by not its all imbedded in bearings and whatever else
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Swamp I would not buy another engine w/o seeing and hearing it run and get hot, oil pressure and compression test. Even then I am still always wary.
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I hear ya.the guy said he bought it and a hull to build his son a boat but his son lost interest.he said the motor is in good shape oil is very clean he just pulled intake to use on another motor.i figured if anything I can take what I need off mine to get this other motor going and keep mine as a spare for parts
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X2 on Speed Wheelie. Straight up guy.

As for shady people......they just suck and shame on all of us for putting up with it.
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That blows man. I'm really sorry. I made a purchase one time on a boat that was actually 9 years older than the title said!!! Everything ran but I was always leary of how many hrs it actually had on it. Things can only go up from here
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Welcome to the airboat world. Anytime you buy a used airboat that has been around a while you better expect this. I just bought a angle valve 200 on a Don Davis hull.I knew the history behind the boat and knew it was a total rebuild. Sure enough I now have 4 new forged pistons, new cam and cam followers. The cylinders have been reworked the crank is in the shop being polished and the case went to Colorado yesterday to repair some issues. More money than I wanted to spend but I should get years out of it when I'm finished.And I know whats in it. Buy what parts when you can and when you have a everything get started. It's easier for me because I still have another boat.

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We need to know these people's names so no one else gets burned, some people make a living selling junk boats, engines, etc.

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Call speed wheelie and see about him building a PE90 conversion. It's an inexpensive engine Around 200 hp. Maybe he will take the 0300 on trade.
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i just bought a boat,,same thing.he told me it runs perfect with no problems..i took his word for it.i took it out twice and it poped a cylinder..520 conversion..now im putting a ls on it..im just as much at fault for not taking the boat out. but it was a long trip to get it and it was night time..lesson learned..one day i hope some one screws him over so he knows what it feels like.

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Feel your pain, but does not only happen to used ac motors, bought a new GM crate 454. It lasted 5 hrs.

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Tony480 wrote:Sucks...but lesson learned. Your as much to blame as him. Hope you get going soon
I don't think that undisclosed motor problems should be a 50/50 deal. If you are selling a hunk of crap, like I bought last year, then the seller should be HONEST. What the hell happened to HONESTY? I guess Obama and Hilary cured most of us of that. It was hard for me, with only 3 airboats within 500 miles, to travel and take a guys word for it. Especially when I bought it through SA's classifieds. I realize protecting one's self is the smartest thing to do, but don't get upset at anyone for asking 1001 questions, and questioning your integrity and honesty when trying to buy your boat. I learned to fiberglass real quick after buying mine.

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