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Water spraying up from the engine
|Author||Topic: Water spraying up from the engine|
posted 07-15-2002 11:22 AM ET (US)
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.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-15-2002 11:32 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-16-2002 08:17 AM ET (US)
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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