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Old 05-20-2015, 01:48 AM   #11
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As many of the above posts hint engine hours as a single criteria is not really significant. How the hours were compiled over how much time and what maintenance was done is often more important. There is also the marine age factor where living in a salt water environment over time will do in the motor and its components. The commercial boats that get high hours do so over a short time and usually with good maintenance. A 1980s engine with low hours and a lot of marine age with poor maintenance may not see 4,000 hours while the same engine on a work boat may go 10,000 hours before its first rebuild and that may happen in only a few years. I personally am very wary of old boats with low hour engines.
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