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#4163741 - 07/28/16 09:30 PM What's your favorite outboard and why ??
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Registered: 09/06/15
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I have a few of the little basties. And a new to me 70HP Jonsarunde that I'm getting sorted for my Resto-Mod 1961 Glasspar runabout laugh

What's yours and why?
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#4163762 - 07/28/16 09:51 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: Chicago, IL
my favorite that I've never owned is Mercury: good reputation and built nearby. Favorite that I've owned: Force. I had a 40 and have had an 85 for 28 years. They are the former Chrysler outboard. I will likely be alone in admiring them - but my boat mechanic likes them because of their simplicity. anyway, in 26 years I have never had to repair it and it's easy to maintain. (drain the carbs, change plugs, fog it)
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#4163766 - 07/28/16 09:59 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Ca.
As a kid - The Johnson seahorse 75 made our glastron the king of the lake for approximately one summer.
Pulled skiers great ,skied half a day on a fiver, ran forever, always started.


TIE - - the Merc 250-300 2 strokes from the horn motors to the optimax's these are great potent power plants if a bit short lived from an hour perspective.
Take light tunnel - add one you get 100MPH.

The new Merc 400 outboard is astoundingly sweet.

They put 4 people in a 21ft boat and tow a 5th of them 26 miles out in th ocean to Catalina Island - and tow another skier back 26 miles. In a full blown race they use one skier for all 52 miles.

This boat won the Parker 300 Enduro in 2016 with this combo.

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Edited by UncleDave (07/28/16 10:01 PM)
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#4163767 - 07/28/16 09:59 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
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Loc: Peterborough
I grew up with a 20hp Johnson which I liked, and a 115 Yamaha that I skied behind for a number of years.

Lots of great memories....the lack of smoke on startup went to the old Johnson, power and smoothness went to the Yamaha.
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#4163786 - 07/28/16 10:22 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
My boat engine, with 70 hours on it, is completely shot due to internal engine corrosion. So scratch off the 90HP Yamaha 2 stroke as my favorite brand of engine. Probably due to previous owner neglect more than anything though.
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#4163806 - 07/28/16 11:10 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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BTW - fun thread Broc - thanks!

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#4163813 - 07/28/16 11:39 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9581
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
My 89HP V4 Evenrude on my 185 AquaSport with CC and Bimini top.
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#4163815 - 07/28/16 11:41 PM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4395
Loc: Taiwan
British Seagull.

Rabid nationalism. Currently rather fashionable.

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#4163828 - 07/29/16 12:42 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: Ducked]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 5396
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Ducked
British Seagull.

Rabid nationalism. Currently rather fashionable.


I had one, I could start it by grabing the flywheel and giving it a quick twist.

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#4163829 - 07/29/16 12:43 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 05/12/09
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Loc: Canada
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#4163843 - 07/29/16 01:49 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 2630
Loc: LaFinDuMonde
Tower of power 115 Mercury on a Glastron CV16.
My parents bought the boat the summer after I moved away from home from Sampson's Marine in Winnipeg.
I still have the receipt somewhere. They paid less than $3,000 for it including the trailer in 1975.

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#4163873 - 07/29/16 07:06 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 1052
Loc: Warner Robins, GA
I guess I'll have to pick the 25hp 1975 Johnson that's on my jon boat since its the only one I've ever had.. haha The foot has a leak I cannot get fixed so I have to change the oil every other trip to the lake, but it runs great.
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#4163928 - 07/29/16 08:41 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Go to any Marina where there are near-shore and offshore guide boats and you will have your answer. In Venice, Louisiana for example its probably 90% Yamaha. Those guys depend on their motors to make a living, so there is a reason they choose Yamaha and it isn't because they are cheap.
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#4163951 - 07/29/16 09:07 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Ca
I really enjoyed a 4-stroke 115 Johnson built by Suzuki. Instant start, no smoke, plenty of power.

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#4163994 - 07/29/16 09:57 AM Re: What's your favorite outboard and why ?? [Re: InhalingBullets]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
Originally Posted By: InhalingBullets
Go to any Marina where there are near-shore and offshore guide boats and you will have your answer. In Venice, Louisiana for example its probably 90% Yamaha. Those guys depend on their motors to make a living, so there is a reason they choose Yamaha and it isn't because they are cheap.


Or becuase the dealer network is better in that area for a certain brand?? Go to certain areas of the country, you only see Yamaha. Other areas, you only see Suzuki. Or Evinrude. Or Honda. Etc. Honestly, I'd take a Yamaha, Suzuki, Evinrude, or a Honda. All are good engines.
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