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marty posted 12-15-2001 11:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for marty   Send Email to marty  
Ihave a 70hp johnson with a blown power head. Your opinions if it is worth rebuiding and is it too much hp for my 1967 17 ft. montauk??
JBCornwell posted 12-16-2001 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Whether your engine is worth rebuilding depends on what needs to be done, Marty.

There are some close-out sales going on of new 1999 OMC engines that Bombardier wont warranty. With some shopping, you should be able to find a new '99 Johnny 70 for about $3,000 or even less. I have heard of some QC problems with OMC engines built in '98 and '99, but it seems like a great opportunity to me.

I am not aware of a Montauk model made in 1967. If you can describe the boat in detail you may find out that it is a Sakonnet, Nauset, Eastport, or. . . .

The OMC 70 is an excellent match for any Boston Whaler 16'7" model.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

dscew posted 12-16-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
You're absolutely correct; I have a 70 on my Katama, and it jumps up on plane and hits in the low 30s. Plenty for a couple average size folks. Haven't tried this combo for skiiing though.
bhobbs posted 12-16-2001 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for bhobbs  Send Email to bhobbs     
I have a 70 on a 16 and it is great. My problem is a rusted out trim pump motor. Any suggestions how to tell which on in the BOATUS catalog fits?
JohnAz posted 12-17-2001 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
I had a hydrolic motor frozen also it can be rebuilt easily,,thee phenolic plate that holds the brushes is the hardest to make but not imposible,,good luck
Bigshot posted 12-17-2001 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
JB where are you finding 99's? How about 90 & 115's?
JBCornwell posted 12-17-2001 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Ahoy, Bigshot. I picked it up on another forum. One place mentioned was Dockside Marine in Sarasota. I nearly abandoned my principles when I noted that they quoted a new '99 J175 at $3840 (or close to that). I guess with a J150 bonnet nobody would know. What do you think? Would my OR-18 behave with 175 on it? :D

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 12-17-2001 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
About the same as a 150. You won't get too much out of 25hp. Abandon them, I am. I am going to look at a 115 this afternoon. $3100. I can't turn that down.
Bigshot posted 12-17-2001 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Jb look at my "cried wolf" post in Performance.
marty posted 12-20-2001 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for marty  Send Email to marty     
Thanks for all of your comments. I just received aquote from a very reputable shop in my area and the quote is $1900 and a opne year warranty . Does that sounds reasonable ??
JBCornwell posted 12-20-2001 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Sounds like a deal to me, Marty, but I often pay more than I have to because I must be a lousy bargainer. The "Bentboat Outrage" was an exception.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 12-21-2001 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I would say no dice. In 1998 i bought a rebuilt 1990 70hp with new paint & decals for $1500 with a 1 year warranty & PTNT. Keep your eyes peeled, you'll find a better deal or a nice used engine.

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