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spyhopper posted 10-11-2003 09:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for spyhopper   Send Email to spyhopper  
Due to a lower unit casing failure, I am in need of a lower unit for my 1989 yamaha 90. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to get one of these beauties without breaking the bank? Aftermarket or used would be fine.
alkar posted 10-11-2003 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Spyhopper, you're in the right part of the country to score a great deal on a lower unit for that motor, as it was a very popular motor for conversion to a jet pump.

I would call Clemmens Marine in Portland. If Portland can't help you, call Eugege and ask for Johnny. If that doesn't work, try calling the jet boat manufacturers, like North River Jet Boats, Koffler, and Alumaweld. The challenge, if any, is going to be the age of your motor. (I KNOW Clemmens has several of the newer Yamaha F115 lower units collecting dust.)

The lower units were replaced in such high numbers (with San Leandro jets) that they became almost worthless out here. (I recently sold a Yamaha 115 lower unit to Bigshot. We both made out Okay because of the difference in the value between the coasts.)

Alex

jimh posted 10-12-2003 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Alkar--That is a wonderful suggestion.

Spyhopper--If you are in the MARKET for marine goods related to Boston WHALER, the best PLACE to look for them is in the forum whose name is:

WHALER MARKETPLACE

In that forum you can post articles regarding buying, selling, appraising, evaluating, etc., all things related to Boston Whalers.

spyhopper posted 10-12-2003 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for spyhopper  Send Email to spyhopper     
Alkar, thanks for the reply and suggestions on where to look. It is intimidating to be searching for a specialty part like this with so many different suggestions and angles of approach to consider.

Jimh, thanks for the suggestion on which would be the appropriate forum to place this thread. And, yes, this outboard rests on the transom of my newly purchased(June03) 1989 Montauk. I am thrilled with the boat, and have used it every weekend since it purchased it. The count thus far is 33 salmon in the boat, and lots of smoked fish for my neighbors and co-workers. I will repost this inquiry to the appropriate forum. Thank you both for your considerate responses......Spyhopper

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