Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  

1974 70Johnson Question, rebuild or mortgage a new one...

Recommended Posts

Got the bad new today. My 1974 Johnson 70 needs a new gear case. Was told the gear case needs replacement (400$) and labor to be around 1 hour (95$). Is it gonna be worth putn this kinda of money into an old motor or getting a used 2 stroke instead? There are other problems with it that would require a little bit more work, carb/jets widened/cleaned, prop eating away at the lower unit.

Any ideas? Just planting this seed to see what it grows into.

Thanks, The Perch..

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd do some pricing and looking to see what you could get a different motor for... you'll have $500 into it, but there's something to be said for knowing what you have as well...

Another option would be to give Outboard Recyclers, Twin Cities Outboard or Tim's Outboard in Hackensack a call and see what they get for a used lower unit. It could be cheaper than the re-build.

I'd see what your options are for a used motor first, and what a used gearcase would run.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this