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65hp Suzuki on 1988 15' Sport
|Author||Topic: 65hp Suzuki on 1988 15' Sport|
posted 10-01-2001 11:27 PM ET (US)
How reliable are these outboards? Should the performance be good for cruising and trolling?
posted 10-02-2001 08:02 AM ET (US)
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
posted 10-02-2001 09:28 AM ET (US)
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!
posted 10-02-2001 10:36 AM ET (US)
Dyno, my wife and I had breakfast in Arnold's Park this summer... very nice area!
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