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Hoping to install new motor without drilling?
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posted 09-28-2003 09:04 PM ET (US)
I have a 17' Sakonnet with the original 20" 1968 85hp johnson on it . I am trying to buy (Ebay) a 20" 1997 Evinrude 90hp. I am wondering if i will have to redrill my transom? I have the standard drill pattern from what i know.I have the adjustable stern bracket clamps. Thanks Reese
posted 09-28-2003 09:10 PM ET (US)
The holes for the old engine should match the new one.
posted 09-29-2003 11:04 AM ET (US)
They should line up. My 1988 Johnson's holes matched My 2001 Merc 75hp. If they do not an alternative could be a transom bracket which many on this site use and cliam an increase in performance. There is a great article with several links in the reference section of this site regarding the use and set up of transom brackets.
posted 09-29-2003 07:43 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Hopefully i will have a new motor on it soon. Reese
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