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undytaker posted 03-31-2003 06:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for undytaker  
I have the chance to replace my 65 h.p. Johnson with a 2000 90 h.p. Johnson. The motor has very low hours and looks like new. Would this be too much weight? Opinions please.
skred posted 03-31-2003 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
Of course the 15 is rated to 70 hp, and mine had a 70 Yamaha, and it was fast enough to scare me into buying a ne 50 Merc which still gives me 39+ mph. The motor weighs about 230 I believe, and it's about all the 15 can handle on the rear (the transom well drains are just barely above the waterline.
The 90, if it's a 2-cycle might be in the same weight category, but I'd buy additional boat and life insurance.....
jameso posted 03-31-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Well, ya got the right name fer it!
undytaker posted 03-31-2003 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for undytaker    
My capacity plate says the boat is rated for 75 h.p. I understand that it would be wicked fast and not a boat for kids, but I saw a 15 a few weeks ago with an older inline 6 Merc on the back and it didn't look too stern heavy. Before I saw that I wouldn't even considered it.
BQUICK posted 03-31-2003 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for BQUICK  Send Email to BQUICK     
The 6 cyl "tower of power" motors are not too heavy at 300 lbs and the 90 hp weight the same as a 150. (hint, hint) :)


Bigshot posted 03-31-2003 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Besides hinting I think if the boat is not kept in the water it will handle it fine. I was in a 1978 15' in Barbados with a 115 ocean runner. Boat hauled booty! It did not sit that low and handled fine although it was hard to get it over 4500 rpms ;). The boat also had not ONE stress crack in the transom. When I redid my 15' CC I wanted a 115 but could not find a decent used one. I finally found a rebuilt 70 for $1450 and could not refuse that deal. I think resale will be very difficult with that engine plus you will need additional insurance. Other than that.....let her R.I.P.
T Party posted 04-01-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for T Party    
I have a 2002 Johnson 90 - it weighs 335#, IIRC. You could look the weight up on the Johnson website.

BQUICK - the 90 and the 115 weigh the same (both use the same 4 cyl. block), but I think the 150 is a 6 cyl., which would weigh substantially more.

Bigshot posted 04-01-2003 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
he was referring to the old 150hp inline mercs which weigh the same as a 90.
T Party posted 04-01-2003 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for T Party    
Oops...never mind.

(reminder to self - read more carefully before posting)

undytaker posted 04-03-2003 01:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for undytaker    
Thanks for the replies. Turns out I won't be buying this motor. If anybody's interested, Becks Outboard in Jacksonville will have for it sale in a few days. It's a very clean low hour motor.

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