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Voyager
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Initially Posted - 02/10/2023 :  21:45:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have my 8HP Honda with electric start, XL Shaft, 12Amp alternator and low hours after ~20 years of TLC priced to sell.

Only $500, it comes with 10ft alternator/starter cables, fuel line, and conventional 3.5Gal fuel tank (not vacuum sealed).

If youíre anywhere in the Northeast between Maine and Central Pennsylvania, we can meet up 1/2way for the handoff and payment.

Please let me know if youíre interested in this gem of an engine at a very fair price!

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT

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Response Posted - 02/15/2023 :  22:03:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My baby! It's a high-thrust model--as I've said before, it pushed my C-25 (now Bruce's) through anything with ease, and stopped it as if it had run into a pillow on a wall. A Honda company rep at a show told me the Honda 8 was better for a heavy displacement boat (more torque) than the 9.9 based on its cam timing (the only difference between the two besides the prices)--the 9.9 was better for small planing hulls (more HP).

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 02/16/2023 20:53:53
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 02/16/2023 :  16:16:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, youíre absolutely correct!! In fact I liked that engine so much, I just purchased an identical model. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the original engine, and it runs like a top, starts on the first crank, and is tight as a tick. Where I sail we have very strong tidal currents and plenty of rocks in tight passages. I could not afford ANY lapse or interruption of the engine, not that it ever happened. I just figured that after 20 or so years, I deserved another one. This one for sale will probably go another 10 years (thatís $50/year!) and would serve a new boater of limited means with solid and reliable propulsion for years to come.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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Response Posted - 02/20/2023 :  12:51:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is probably not worth the cost and hassle, but do you have any idea what it would cost to ship to Salt Lake City, UT 84121? That's if you're even willing to deal with crating it and shipping it and I wouldn't blame you if you're not! :) I've been scouring locally for a suitable motor to replace a 20" shaft Evinrude 9.9 2 stroke. I had a line on a Yamaha 9.9 25" with their PowerThrust (or whatever they call it) last weekend but after chatting and arranging a time Sat morning to look at it and hear it run the guy sold it. Pissed me off... kind of a jerk move in my opinion but it was his motor to sell on whatever terms he was comfortable with, so now I'm on the hunt again.

Paul
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Soon to be named either Fiddler's Dream or Fool's Errand depending on what it takes to get her into shape
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Response Posted - 02/21/2023 :  05:51:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paul, sent you a forum email. I have no idea how to ship something like that but we can discuss it. My original plan was to sell it locally around the northeast within like 200 miles of CT, and Iíd meet the buyer 1/2 way. Iím thinking that 1/2 way to SLC is Kansas City, but thatís ridiculous! LOL
Let me know if you get the forum email.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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Response Posted - 02/24/2023 :  23:29:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce. I don't see anything in the e-mail account I have linked to my profile. I do have a membership confirmation from when I joined, so at least that works. I also don't see it in my spam. I'll try sending you an e-mail and see if that kick starts a conversation.

Paul
1981 Catalina 25 TR/FK
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 02/27/2023 :  14:27:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Paul, Iíve never had great luck with the Forum email utility, but your note came through to me and I replied. I hope you can find a more local seller, or if you can figure out how I can reinforce my cardboard carton and ship it, pls LMK.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 02/27/2023 :  20:44:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce: Did Paul include his address for you to reply to? If you do a straight reply to an email from the forum, it goes into hyperspace (back to the forum server's bit-bucket).

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 02/27/2023 :  21:40:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, yes, he and I have exchanged individual email addresses and are going back and forth. My first forum email was never received, however, Paul was indeed able to reach me via the forum. Itís a little hit or miss as far as I can tell.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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