Selling Twin Opti's 950 Hours each

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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Just bought another Whaler. This one has twin 225 Optimax motors with 950 on each motor. Well maintained and they gotta go. I am going to sell them with all controls, harnesses, oil tanks and associated parts. Building a trailer now that has a two week completion date and then I have to figure out how to get this wide load boat from Wilmington NC to Bakersfield CA. If you or anybody you know is interested let me know.............$9K OBO......
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Kaddy

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May 28, 2009
7
0
Yorba Linda, CA, USA
Name
Joe Kadlec
Boat
Mikelson, Previous - Parker 2520, Parker 2320, Robalo 1820, Novurania 14
Mike, Talk to Bruce at Orange County Transport. He is out of Ormond Beach, Florida. Bruce is currently bringing my boat cross country from North Carolina to Southern California. He knows his business, is reliable, has commercial cargo insurance coverage and keeps you posted daily on the trip progress. Cheers, Kaddy
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
I have no idea what they are worth. I do know that I do not like Mercury's and never have liked Mercury's. My BWO 230 came with an Optimax 225. I ran it offshore, it worked well, good throttle response and all of that rot and was really happy to unbolt that sucker from my boat! The guy that bought it is a Lifeguard/Fireman in the So. Bay and he has been running it to Catalina and such.

what are you re powering with?
Right now I am thinking twin F250's all digital controls. Love my F300 on the BWO 230, a fantastic piece of engineering.

year and price please...
The boat is a 1999 that is all I know other than the broker running them up. The previous owner has a stack of receipts about a foot thick of his maintenance. I was told he was eighty and the boat had outlasted his physiology..

Mike, Talk to Bruce at Orange County Transport. He is out of Ormond Beach, Florida. Bruce is currently bringing my boat cross country from North Carolina to Southern California. He knows his business, is reliable, has commercial cargo insurance coverage and keeps you posted daily on the trip progress. Cheers, Kaddy
Thank you so much for the information. I will see how much money he wants to do this type of job.....
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Okay you want a number I'll give you a number. I sold my last Optimax which came on my BWO 230 with 450 hours to a SoCal Lifeguard/Fireman for $5K.......I'll go $9K OBO.....There is a number. A good number, a great number, step right up and come get you some Mercury Optimax X 2........
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
best outboard I ever owned , was my 225 optimax. bought another 250
without hesitation.
My BWO 230 came with a 225 Optimax. It ran like a scalded ape, never skipped a beat, but my fuel tank was bigger than my oil tank and about half way through a fishing trip I would have to refill the oil tank while in whatever conditions it may be. I did not care for that. Try as I might I always seemed to make a mess with oil all over my gelcoat and I really did not like that......
 
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MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
5,699
3,321
Cali the state of confusion, the state of shock
Name
RICK
Boat
Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}
My BWO 230 came with a 225 Optimax. It ran like a scalded ape, never skipped a beat, but my fuel tank was bigger than my oil tank and about half way through a fishing trip I would have to refill the oil tank while in whatever conditions it may be. I did not care for that. Try as I might I always seemed to make a mess with oil all over my gelcoat and I really did not like that......
I get almost 100:1 oil to fuel consumption , on average. my tank's are 70 x 2 , and my oil tank is 3 gallons. i always carry an extra gallon. that shit is very expensive @ 30 bux a gallon. my new motor has been flawless and was ease to install.
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
I get almost 100:1 oil to fuel consumption , on average. my tank's are 70 x 2 , and my oil tank is 3 gallons. i always carry an extra gallon. that shit is very expensive @ 30 bux a gallon. my new motor has been flawless and was ease to install.
I was only getting a 35:1 on average on a 2004. I will have more data soon. The new sled shall be fished this season!
 
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spoolnaround

Newbie
Jul 27, 2014
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3
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Name
Craig
Boat
Bass guy but fish everything!
Triple axle I assume? Have you made plans as a guide post retirement or something?
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Triple axle I assume? Have you made plans as a guide post retirement or something?
Your assumption is correct about the Tri Torsion Axle, six lug, LED, S/S, 12000GVW Aluminum Trailer. Incorrect as far as retirement plans. You see sir I plan on doing nothing..It is a good plan....
 
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spoolnaround

Newbie
Jul 27, 2014
12
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51
Name
Craig
Boat
Bass guy but fish everything!
Your assumption is correct about the Tri Torsion Axle, six lug, LED, S/S, 12000GVW Aluminum Trailer. Incorrect as far as retirement plans. You see sir I plan on doing nothing..It is a good plan....

I call BS, fishing to your hearts content is not, "nothing."
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
"I call BS, fishing to your hearts content is not, "nothing."

The ability to be able to go fishing is tied to the cost. It already was very expensive for me to go fishing with cost of operation, maintenance, insurance and taxes. My cost of operation will double, the maintenance is what it is and hopefully my insurance and taxes will go down..Ha! Okay at least stay the same. When the new sled shows up I am going to need some muscle..
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
You know them, you want them and they are waiting for you!
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Got the paperwork on the motors today...They are 1999's......
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,019
Bakersfield
Name
Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Super nice gauges too......
 
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leadslinger

Ship of Fools
Dec 24, 2011
462
24
Cajon 619
Name
Adam
Boat
Mako 232 cc - Lead Slinger
Good motors Not a problem I was getting 50:1 on the oil I had 2000 225 OPTI ton of power and response temp never went over 135 @WOT and loves the RPMs
 
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