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dynomark posted 10-01-2001 11:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for dynomark   Send Email to dynomark  
How reliable are these outboards? Should the performance be good for cruising and trolling?
Clark Roberts posted 10-02-2001 08:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Dyno, if the Suzi is 88 vintage look for corrosion under cowling and around the bracketry and externally mounted trim/tilt pump assembly. Can't say for current models but I've had several 80's Suzi's and can say that they were reliable but required lots of TLC especially in salt water. I would require owner to replace water pump to prove to me that the lower unit would come off (as a condition of sale) and I would have to see it with my own baby blues... good luck.. Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
dynomark posted 10-02-2001 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for dynomark  Send Email to dynomark     
Clark,
Thanks for the tip, I'll look at the motor in the next day or so and check out those areas and talk to the owner about the water pump.

I'm anxiously awaiting my first Whaler trip on Lake Okoboji!
Thanks,
Dynomark

Clark Roberts posted 10-02-2001 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Dyno, my wife and I had breakfast in Arnold's Park this summer... very nice area!
Clark

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