outboard problems need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by Cory247, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    With an old Merc like this one, saltwater corrosion issues should not be underestimated, it caused countless problems till they changed to a different alloy some time in the 80's.
     
  2. powerabout
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    84 was the first time they were worth owning
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    1984 was it ? I agree, prior to that they could almost be heard fizzing in salt water ! Fresh water was their natural habitat.
     
  4. Cory247
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    Believe me if I had the money I would throw this motor in the tip and buy a newer used motor but I need at least a 90hp minimum for my boat or it would not be worth it at all
     
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    Great old thing was the "tower of power", the sound alone is worth the dramas !
     
  6. Cory247
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    That's what my outboard is
     

  7. Cory247
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    So does anyone know a good cheapish outboard mechanic im over fiddling with it haha
     
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