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|Author||Topic: Chrysler Outboards?|
posted 11-27-2001 07:19 PM ET (US)
Hey, does anyone out there think that Chrysler outboards are worth messing with? I saw a big one that might be for sale for my old 17 which only has a Merc 40 presently.
I would certainly appreciate any input as I
know of 2 Chryslers for sale.
posted 11-27-2001 08:38 PM ET (US)
Low tech old technology, HP is rated at the powerhead not the prop, parts are starting to get a little hard to find and lowerunit design produces lousy reverse thrust.
On the plus side they are easy to work on,
were reliable engines and prices should be cheap.
posted 11-27-2001 11:51 PM ET (US)
Chrysler used to own a couple of marine companies. They sold sailboats, too.
Like their cars, they offered them to their employees at a big discount. Around Detroit there are lots of those old Chrysler boats and motors for sale cheap.
posted 11-28-2001 08:17 AM ET (US)
we used to vacation on lake in Ga.and always ended up by the ramp. many a chrysler came and went most not running .what ive found most people do not get rid of good running outboards.just my thaught.
posted 11-28-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)
If you have unlimited towing....go for it. By far the biggest hunks of crap ever made and am amazed to see them still around being they never ran when new.
posted 11-28-2001 07:17 PM ET (US)
Thanks guys. That gives me a few insights. By and large though, it seems they'd be better boat anchors than cheap investment.
posted 11-28-2001 08:54 PM ET (US)
Come to think of it; in my 30 plus years of boating, I have never seen one running on the back of a boat ...
posted 11-28-2001 09:18 PM ET (US)
I started selling them back in the mid 60s as Sea Kings, later as Chrysler and then as Force.
Despite there shortcomings they were a decent engine.
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