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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 17:03 

Joined: 29 Jun 2016, 19:36
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Location: middle of NC
Short shaft, born in 1979. I bought it knowing it needed work. It needs a steering bracket and then I found out the skeg has issues which means water probably got inside. I'm tempted to part it out rather than sink money into it. I was under the impression Evinrudes were good motors but a mechanic told me they like to slip out of gear if bushings are worn and you can't tell until you put it on boat and take it to a lake. I'm in NC if anyone is interested in it.



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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 19:10 
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Starting in 1978 the gearcases on those were re-designed a bit and they became pretty darned good gearcases.
As far as you thinking Evinrude was a pretty good engine you have to realize that engine is almost 40 years old !!
All depends on how the engine was maintained. I am still running Evinrudes from back in the 1930's and 40's and
run the heck out of my 50s engines so I guess they can walk the walk and talk the talk. I also have had plenty of
late 70's engines that were great. You pretty much get what you pay for and it is a buyer beware market. From the sound of it
you didn't do your homework too well on that one.


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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 19:50 

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It wasn't one of my best ideas, for sure. He said he was reluctant to work on it because a lot of the time they start slipping again. I've had other Evinrudes and never heard of that problem. I bought a factory manual for it which is excellent so I may try to tackle it myself one of these days.



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PostPosted: 04 Aug 2016, 22:24 

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I'm running a 74, been good so far after doing a decent rebuild of the electrical and fuel system.

I'd keep it and try to get it running yourself. Make it a budget project.


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