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too many hours on an OB?

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How many hours is too many for an outboard in saltwater? Also, I have been told the general rule of thumb is not to buy an outboard that is more than 10 yrs old with out new powerheads???? Thought or suggestions?
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Rule of thumb, regardless of hours.
Never buy a used outboard that you can't afford to replace.

I have been lucky with buying a couple of used outboards, but they were very clean.

I have heard 400 hours on a two stroke is just about end of life, but I think that is old and 4 strokes are a whole nother beast.
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