I like it. But probably not that much.

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I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby Bullie » Sun May 13, 2018 10:22 am

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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby crosbyman » Sun May 13, 2018 12:14 pm

$50 max for any love ...from me anyway

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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby Bullie » Sun May 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Were these motors any good? I think it's a Scott but maybe without the bail-o-matic?
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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby Slim60 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:53 am

56 or 57 Scott Atwater. I tore one down last winter but put it on the back burner for now. It needs rings, seals, and L/U gears. Probably not worth it. It has the bracket and hose for the "Knotometer".

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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby Bullie » Mon May 14, 2018 8:10 am

I talked with the owner briefly last night (facebook) but didn't make an offer. I think he needs a good deal more out of it than I would be willing to pay.
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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby fleetwin » Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Yeah, $300 is a dream price indeed...Be sensitive in the way you make your much lower offers though. Just hitting the guy with a $50 offer might be likely to turn him off quickly. I would go and visit the fellow, take the time to go over the engine thoroughly, the owner will be more open to lower offers once he realizes it will take a great deal of time and effort to get this engine running reliably again...

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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby Bullie » Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 pm

fleetwin wrote:Yeah, $300 is a dream price indeed...Be sensitive in the way you make your much lower offers though. Just hitting the guy with a $50 offer might be likely to turn him off quickly. I would go and visit the fellow, take the time to go over the engine thoroughly, the owner will be more open to lower offers once he realizes it will take a great deal of time and effort to get this engine running reliably again...


We are thinking along the same lines. This guy NEEDS some money right now and I didn't feel like making an offer he would likely find insulting. He has lowered the price a little but I think he believes the motor to be fairly desirable as it is.
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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby John8504 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:42 pm

As nice as it would be to own a firestone motor...since I work for the company anyways...that price is way high. I agree with everyone else. I see motors here, by me, that people think are worth their weight in gold but it's just not.
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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby 20mercman » Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 pm

Kevin and I picked up a 1954 Corsair Navigator 5hp. (Another Scott Atwater store brand motor) at Tomahawk two years ago from the "Free" pile. It was frozen in the lower unit, so it needed a bit of work to get it back from the dead, but these are really nice motors. I think that they were very competitive with the competition at the time. We ran a TN-26 this year, great motor, and a Mark 5, both in the 5hp. class from the major builders. The Corsair has full gear shift, remote fuel tank, fuel pump, tiller throttle and steering. It will troll nicely, perhaps not as nice as the TN, but pretty good. This may be just condition of the motor, and not representative of them when new. In any event, these are not bad motors.

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Re: I like it. But probably not that much.

Postby amuller » Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am

And they look very modern with the smooth cowl.


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