# Question: How many hours is too many for an outboard motor?

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An outboard engine can run on an average of about 1500 hours. Although every outboard engine is different, as long as it’s maintained well, it is bound to last longer but only if it is used regularly.

## How many hours is too many for a 4 stroke outboard?

Big 4 strokes are good for 5,000 to 6,000 hours.

## Is 500 hours a lot for an outboard motor?

In fact, 500 hours is a sweet spot to buy/sell a boat. If the boat is used around 30-100 hours each year, a boat with 500-hours is a good pick because 30-100 hours each year imply the owner probably would have done annual maintenance; otherwise, the boat couldn’t get that long.

## Is 1000 hours a lot on an outboard motor?

Fairly low hours for an 04 motor. If maintained correctly it can easily go well beyond 1000 hours…if it’s been rode hard and put up wet with poor maintenance it might not make it to 366.

## Is 700 hours a lot for a boat engine?

Most people say average engine life of a 350/ 5.7 class engine in a tow boat is between 2000-2500 hours. Many go more. 700 hours on a 10-15 year old boat that is well kept is no big deal.

## How often should I run my outboard engine?

A few hours every week keeps the motor in better shape than using it two or three full days every month. The more often it gets used, the better it will run, just like any vehicle. If it’s left sitting idle at the marina or in a garage for the majority of the time, parts tend to go bad faster.

## How many hours will a Mercury 150 four-stroke last?

So, with a significant number of caveats, we’ll say that it is typical for a well-maintained Mercury outboard to last for about 3,000 – 4,000 hours of operation.

## How many hours are outboards good for?

A typical estimate from the industry is that an outboards motor last around 1,500 hours of operation. Assuming the average owner uses their boat 200 hours a year, this would mean that the motor would last between seven and eight years.

## What is considered high engine hours for a boat?

The average marine gasoline engine runs for 1,500 hours before needing a major overhaul. The average marine diesel engine will run for more than three times that long and log an average 5,000 hours under the same conditions.

## Is 900 hours a lot for a boat?

There are a few things to consider when looking at boat hours. Unless you are looking at a really high hour boat (2,000+ hours) there are typically very few drawbacks to the number of hours a boat has. In fact, a boat with normal hours (50-75 per year) will often time run better than a boat with low hours.

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## What is the life expectancy of a Yamaha outboard?

The reliability of Yamaha’s motors will vary depending on which motor you choose. Because they offer both inboard and outboard, they could have a lifespan that ranges from 1,500 to over 3,000 hours.

## How much does it cost to rebuild a marine engine?

Rebuilding your engine will cost around \$2,500. That difference of \$1,000 to \$2,000 will buy a lot of gas, so consider carefully. The same-size engine in a newer four-stroke or DFI two-stroke model will add at least a \$1,500 premium, so those 90 to 115 horsepower models could now run upward of \$6,000.

## How do you convert boat hours to Miles?

Multiply the amount of hours on your engine by 60. Use the number you come up with to estimate how many miles are on your engine. For example, 1,235 hours on an engine equates to approximately 74,100 miles.

## What is considered low hours on an outboard motor?

less than 50 hours per year or less than 200 hours total = low hours.