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whalebone posted 04-12-2002 10:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalebone   Send Email to whalebone  
Looking at a 16'7 1969 powered with this motor,anybody have any thoughts on this motor.
reelescape1 posted 04-13-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I had twins (1991) on a 22' OR. Recently re-powered with single Yammie. The are a fine example of an older oil/fuel loving OMC. I dont think you can go wrong if they check out. My twins would get 1.6 mpg. The fuel pump diaphrams tend to be a weak link on those models. Its an easy fix with a kit. If the electric parts are good, the maintenance items tend to be :carb kits, fuel pump kits (maybe every 2-3 years) plugs (2 or 3 times a year), otherwise the normal stuff. I tried a different plug once...big mistake, they fouled the same day.
Cpt Quint posted 04-15-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
Ive got one on a sakonnet. 5 years and not even changed the plugs, also has real strong water pump that never needs replacing. Simplest engine Ive owned and is plenty for a 17
gunnelgrabber posted 04-15-2002 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
me too, same as quint. they are big and heavy and a little thirsty maybe, but pretty simple and inexpensive to keep up and i do love the sound they make and the pull all those cubes give you.they don't seem to mind what's in the boat loadwise either.i'd guess that they are the most common engine hanging on 16-17s ..lm
Bigshot posted 04-15-2002 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
UH....the waterpumps still need to be replaced every few hundred hours or few years. If you won't for long.
whalernut posted 04-15-2002 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Hell, my 75` 85h.p. Johnson is still very strong after 27 years!! It is Thirsty though, and mine likes Denso plugs the best. Jack.

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