I am considering a 95 or newer nautique but am finding only boats with high hours are affordable, at almost 800 hours. What should I do and how can I determine if the engine has been taken care of and will not require a major overhaul or major repairs in the near future ?
If the engine and trans oil was changed regularly then 800 hrs is much less than 1/2 of the expected engine life. 90's Nautiques with fuel injection have overheat protection that helps insure that the boat has not been run hot. A compression test, or a leakdown test is always a good idea though.