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robdm posted 07-15-2002 11:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for robdm   Send Email to robdm  
I noticed that I get a lot of water spraying up from the lower unit of the engine when going over 10mph. The engine is a 1984 johnson 150 on a 1980 outrage.
This doesn't seem to be normal. I'm wondering if the shaft is the wrong size. Any help would be apprecitated.
TIA
Rob
Tom W Clark posted 07-15-2002 11:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Rob,

The shaft is probably the correct length (25") but It sounds like it is mounted too low. The Factory recommendation is for the motor to be mounted one hole up, or in other words, there should be about 3/4" between the top of the transom and the underside of the "hooks" on the motor's mounting bracket.

Clark Roberts posted 07-16-2002 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
As usual, Tom gives good advice! Check that anti-cavitation plate is approx 1" above keel line (adjust via engine mounting bracket holes). Also try trimming the engine out a tad more! Happy Whalin'... Clark ... Spruce Creek Navy

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