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knothead posted 08-18-2003 03:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for knothead   Send Email to knothead  

Having read several of the latest posts regarding re-powering a Montauk, I'm wondering how many of you'all
have newer 2000+ Johnson 90's.

If so, what are your opinions of the newer motors.

What, if any, problems have you had? How reliable have these carbed motors been? How is the performance?

Personally, I own a 2001 and am well pleased, having had no significant problems, and I'm just wondering how others have faired.

There are alot of Montauks around that were originally set up with J/E 90 power using the lower blind mounting holes and to do a switch without using a jackplate or redrilling and patching the transom requires another J/E motor.

Just asking.

regards---knothead

Bigshot posted 08-18-2003 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Actually you just need another engine with blind holes if you are staying that way.....worth the 4150 for a jackplate to raise engine up.
knothead posted 08-18-2003 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for knothead  Send Email to knothead     

What other brand motors come with blind mounting holes that match the J/E bolt pattern?

I replaced an '88 Evinrude with a 2001 Johnson, no new drilling, no jackplate needed. I don't deny that a jackplate would be beneficial, it's just not in the equation at the moment.

Thanks

regards---knothead

whalerron posted 08-19-2003 12:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
My brother and I have both repowered our 16' 7" Whalers with 2001 Johnson 90 hp motors which we bought new. Neither motor has had any problems whatsoever. The Johnson 90 has plenty of power.
Bigshot posted 08-19-2003 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Al;l engines 50hp and up have the same mounting patterns, just find one with blind holes.
dyeomans posted 08-21-2003 07:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for dyeomans  Send Email to dyeomans     
What is a blind hole?

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