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Jerry
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a waterman 2 horse power engine I am interesed in selling , could anyone give me some advice as to the best method? Jerry
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solarrog
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jerry I would be interested in the motor. Can you email me direct
solarrog@pacbell.net
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WaterDawg
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jerry-

Ebay is far and away the best way. Describe down to the last nut, you can't go wrong. You will get a good price, especially if you will ship. What area are you in?
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Ernie
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 08:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

eBay is ruining this hobby for the true working man collector. It has caused prices to go up to a level that are way above and beyond what any of these old engines are really worth. By causing this there are VERY few new people in this hobby that are active with shows and the horse trading that we all enjoy. Especially young people! They just can't afford it! Since there are very few young people entering this and the antique stationary engine hobby I suspect that in a few years what we now enjoy will be a thing of the past.
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peter ogborne
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 07:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree with you entirely Ernie.It is happening here in Australia . As you say the prices fetched are bloody ridiculous ! You are quite right .....how can a young person engage in the hobby. I can honestly say that the most i have ever paid for an engine was A$200, this was a Sundial [ not marine ] and now i see the same model engine selling for A$800.When i look around at the members of our club i see that we are all in our mid sixties,with just a few younger members . Like you i enjoy the horse trading and swapping but more that anything the use of the ''Grey Matter'' in solving that hard to do restoration problem .
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Ernie
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Peter,
The scary part is I am one of the younger ones. At 52....oops did I say young?
There are a bunch of us in the Noth East US that try not to sell. Usually we just trade among us to have something different to play with.
Hope all is well in AU
Ernie
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George Coates
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello All,
I guess the question is 'are you selling or buying'? Things are only worth what others will pay. The economics of horse trading are just as important as they are in buying something outright. I'm certainly not picking a fight here, but if I wanted to trade a Waterman for a Lathrop, well some one else would have to agree to the deal.
As far as young people in the hobby, I thought 50's is young for a hobby that requires so much time and patience and knowledge. Most of the people on this board are incredibly informed and more importantly, eager to share. The younger hobbyists are pretty darn busy these days raising kids, figuring out their spouses, and making a living. All of which lead to great future people, like the ones on this board. The only way to get that way is through living.

Sorry for the diatribe, it's just my 2 cents...

George

ps. I'm 33 years old.
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L. Hughston
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am interested in marine, single cylinder, 4 stroke. Would this push an 18 footer up the current of the Sacramento River? How do I calculate this? Don't suggest anything newer than 1945, my birth year. Thanks for this good site. Enjoyable! ----L

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