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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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1998 new in 99 150 Rude carb. Did lots of trolling for the first 6-7 years putting well over 100 hrs a year on it....The last few years been splashing her later in the season and doing less offshore stuff,,,Have over 1000 hrs on it ,my hour counter stuck afew years ago....Dealer winterized it and checked compression ,etc ready for another year,,,,

Joe R.
20ft Classic SeaCraft
Susie II
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