16_BayFisher_Florida Posted July 22, 2021 Report Share Posted July 22, 2021 I have a 1995 16ft bayfisher. Original Yamaha 85. Hull is in great shape all original. I paid $5500 for it about 10 years ago. The engine runs great but the shift shaft worn out and is twisted. Now it can’t find a gear. To replace the shaft the power head has to be removed. I decided I would pull the motor. Repower and add hydraulic steering. I start adding up what it’s going to take to repower and it’s right about 13k with new steering ect. That is (Mercury 115xs) 40 weeks out, the new tohatsu 115 I can get now, Suzuki 90. I can’t find a good deal on a late model used motor. It seems people don’t take off good motors. The question is Am I crazy putting that much money in this 1995 hull? I have the motor off I am considering fixing and reinstalling. The other reason for repower is reliability. I want to be able to trailer this boat anywhere and not have issues. I also have an 8 year old boy that’s crazy about fishing that will someday soon be his boat. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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