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LarrySherman posted 01-31-2001 04:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for LarrySherman   Send Email to LarrySherman  
The Outrage 25 I just bought has a 1980 Johnson 235. New Power head (100hrs), lower unit 2 years old. OMC mechanic says should run very strong. I'd like to put a kicker on her, for trolling, and in case he has a different defination of strong than I do.

He has a 94' 9.9 Johnson for $1100.00. Is this a good deal?

Also, what prop would be suitable for the 235 based on the limited info I have given you? The OMC guy says that when you hit a rock with a SS prop, you usually break the lower unit instead of a blade or two.


lhg posted 01-31-2001 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Just be sure that any auxiliary purchased for an Outrage must be a 20" shaft engine.
compounder posted 01-31-2001 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
I can't imagine any 1994 9.9 being worth $1100. I just priced a 2001 Tohatsu 9.8 at Houma Marine for $1271 plus $55 shipping & no sales tax. The 9.8 comes in 15,20,or 25 inch shaft versions. Check them out at spoke to Chris Collins.
lhg posted 01-31-2001 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Larry, I should have also mentioned that 10HP is not enough auxiliary HP for a 25 Outrage. You should be in the range of 15-20HP. Take a look at Cetacea Page 12 for such an installation. So that you can run off the main fuel tank, a 4-stroke will probably be mandatory.
LarrySherman posted 02-01-2001 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
All, found a 2000 15hp Merc 4 stroke (pull start) for 1400.00. Is this a good deal? Also found a brand new 2001 225 Evinrude Ficht for 8,300.00. What do you think? Both moters in Canada.


bigz posted 02-01-2001 03:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
The Ficht is an outstanding deal but with OMC's problems servicing is a big question mark, and of course no warranty ? Hey you ain't got no warranty on the '80 235 either! So say you might be able to sell it for a couple of grand then the 225 Ficht looks mighty good --- not to mention the gas savings which will be substantial over the old '80 ---

Before someone starts on the "catch fire" problem from what I understand just about all early Fitch engines which the owners brought back for warranty work have been taken care of --- that frankly was old old news which did give them a "black eye" and rumors sorry to say still abound ---

The 15 4 stroke is also a good buy, and if you got the Ficht makes sense. Same gas set since the Ficht uses an auxiliary oil tank --
If you don't change engines a 2 stroke 15 or is what you need since an '80 Johnson runs on pre-mix (no VRO back then)


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