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CBA
03-30-2014, 12:22 AM
I'm looking at buying a 2000 21' Maristar with a 1000 hours on it. It has the Corvette motor and has been very well maintained. What do you guys think? Is there anything to worry about with a boat with this many hours? My hunch is that this motor with 1000 hours on it shouldn't be a problem and is probably good for another 1000 hours but wanted to make sure. Any input would be great.

Thanks!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-30-2014, 12:51 AM
It's all about how it was treated. Regular oil changes mean all the world to keeping an engine going. As long as everything else checks out, I wouldn't be worried about those hours.

JMLVMI
03-30-2014, 01:27 AM
Someone who takes a boat out that often is most likely a watersports freak, and I would imagine they had to take care of it to make it last this long. I would be more scared of a 2000 boat with 100 hours on it than 1000.

MC25
03-30-2014, 04:30 AM
1000 hours is less than 100 hours a year. The first yeari had our boat was probably in the 120 hour range. If it was maintained and passes a mechanical check I would have no worries.

FrankSchwab
03-30-2014, 11:28 AM
2000 hours seems to be a consensus on engine life for a marine engine; some go further, some go less, but that's probably the number to work with. Call it the equivalent of 200,000 miles in a car.

So, if you run it for 100 hours a year and maintain it well, it'll be wearing out 10 years from now. I wouldn't worry about it; I hear a lot more stories on here about people replacing engines due to freeze damage (probably not an issue where you are) than wearout.

CBA
03-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Guys,

Thanks! My gut is I agree with you on it, just trying to rationalize it in my head and you are all helping me sell it to the wife : )

TOO-TALL
03-30-2014, 01:04 PM
1000 hours is less than 100 hours a year. The first yeari had our boat was probably in the 120 hour range. If it was maintained and passes a mechanical check I would have no worries.

I agree.comes out to less then 100 a year.100hrs a year seem like a good number to use the boat and keep up on mantenice.now if it was 5 yrs old and had 1500 hrs.....then it might be abused.