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scalescratcher

98 Johnson 115 Faststrike

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Bought a "new" used boat recently with this model Johnson. Just wondering if anyone has had any good or bad experiences with it. Motor started after offseason storage with no apparent issues and previous owner claims to have had zero problems.

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I don't think I'd be too concerned about this motor. It's the same 60 degree block OMC (Outboard Motor Corporation - the company that made Johnson & Evinrude before they went belly up) used for quite a while. Most, if not all of the 100 hp + motor problems they've had are related to the FICHT system... with proper maintenance and storgae you should be able to enjoy years of good use with this motor

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It is a good motor, most V4s were not affected from FICHT problems, only the V6 150 and up.
If you consider replacing it, let me know how much would you want for it.

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Good motor.
Advised to keep the OEM prop on it: adequately sized for that motor and shaft.
If it hasn’t already been changed, don’t feel that you need to go with something different to gain a little more hole-shot or top end.

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Get those projects done: open water soon!

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