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Posted by canoe fisherman
7/10/2018 9:19 PM
Does anyone know what a new mercury 150 cost and what it may cost to rebuild a 1977 Johnson 140. The fuel economy and better response of the new mercury will be better than my old motor for sure. But the price 's the amount of fishing I get to do is the kicker... Ideas?
Posted by Mikie9
7/10/2018 10:10 PM
Depends on your financial situation. New motor is awesome and rebuilding an old one can be fun, but spend a lot or spend a lot over time. It becomes a personal choice of what is important.
Posted by dtw2
7/10/2018 10:10 PM
Posted by fishing freak
7/10/2018 10:38 PM
Since Mercury has stopped building 2 stroke motors and going to only 4 stroke, I have seen lots of people trading in their Mercury 2 stroke motors. You may be able to find a good deal on a used motor.
Posted by churly
7/11/2018 3:53 AM
New 150 opti is gonna run $14k+. Rebuild $4k max
Posted by fischnrod
7/11/2018 1:01 PM
Adding / changing controls from Johnson to Mercury is another $1,000 bucks but you know the rules.






Edited by fischnrod 7/11/2018 1:05 PM
Posted by Jig-Junky
7/11/2018 3:02 PM
Cheaper to rebuild.

If your gonna do it yourself, is the best place I have found to buy parts.

If you're gonna have it done, talk to Joey at Chattanooga Marine 706.891.9921

That's my .02
Posted by FishingwithRusty
7/11/2018 3:48 PM
call Duck River Marine! trade your motor on one of thiers
Posted by silvertalon
7/11/2018 6:45 PM
No one will probly even touch an old '77 rebuild project. Its a waste of money. Plus, a new powerhead on an old lower unit is a no-no. Try the NE Georgia Vo-Tech for an old rebuild. They will do it for the cost of parts. I'd look for a good used or rebuilt motor. OMC so you don't need to change out the controls. A new motor might be a good choice if you plan to hang it on a newer boat in the future. IMO
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