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.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Snake River  King

1988 bass tracker changing motors

6 posts in this topic

Hello I have a 1988 bass tracker and it has a 45hp mariner on the it right now and with 2 people and all the gear it will go about 26-28 mph and Im looking at getting a 1988 johnson 70hp vro motor and was woundering how much faster will it go? are those good motors? Its supposed to be rebuilt and runs strong thanks SRK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How much faster? Maybe 32 mph at WOT?

Are they good motors.. well, in my opinion anyway, the 60-70 hp johnson 3 cylinders motors weren't the greatest motor. The main problem they suffered from was the water intake into the block being to low (I think it was too low if I remember right) and burning up a cylinder. The VRO system in that year wasn't too bad, and hopefully if the motor's been rebuilt they put a new VRO pump on it.

I would ask why it was rebuilt. If they don't have an answer I would be inclined to shy away from this motor - it could mean they don't know why, but rebuilt it, which means it could be succeptible to the same problem.

You do understand that you'll have to spend some money to re-rig the boat with OMC controls, right? You won't be able to connect the merc controls to the Johnson motor.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cant help ya with speed? But what do you plan on doing with the Mariner? Ya gonna list it on FM forsale?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First off, is the boat rated for that much horsepower?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep the boat is rated for a 80hp motor, I plan on rigging the boat myself and does come with new controls so I might have to buy different cables but thats it, and I might put my 45hp motor on a pontoon thanks for all the input guys

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plan for new cables - Mercury cables won't work with Johnson Motors.

Good luck on your project!

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • My wife and I like to float down the Crow from Rockford to the Mississippi. Hardly anyone on the river except Bald Eagles. Found some nice chicken of the woods mushrooms last summer.
    • Trump got the information from Nunes. Nunes heads the House intel committee, but Nunes also was a member of Trump's transition team. Nunes then fed information to Trump (information that apparently nobody else on the intelligence committee has) about incidental observation of Trump and his transition team (a team that includes Nunes himself). 
    • A better question would be are you right?  Even the articles you link to don't really support your "most likely" assertions so you have to resort to everything is a lie as evidence, like Donald's twitter, and anyone that doesn't believe your alternative facts is an Obama luvin' librul. 
    • What projects have you worked on? Big or small lets see um. Anything, guns, boats, cars, Decoys.    I had fun reworking a few old Harley Golf carts. Didn't have any digital before shots to post. The carts I got were in very bad shape. Had to do a lot of fiberglass body work on them and some mechanical work to get them running. Just used boat seats as I didn't want to throw a bunch of cash at reworking the old seats and one cart had no seats at all when I got it. I took all the big chrome front bumper and bag bars off and glassed over the holes. Everyone had cracks in the front nose cones and rear ends. Not perfect but fun. Top picture is one of the nicer ones I started reworking.
    • Do you have any thoughts about what state you're heading to for this?  CO is draw only but there are lots of decent options available with 0 points. MT had leftover tags which is good because you missed the deadline already. WY has options you could draw. ND has passed. NM passed. UT not a good option with no points I think. ID may have some options but not certain. SD and NE may have some good options but I've never hunted either.   That's some basic info on states. Once you pick a state and get a tag it's really not complicated for the most part. Get elevated, glass up a muley, bed him, sneak in him without being smelled it seen, shoot him!   My son and I just found out we drew ND muley tags this year so we're pumped about that!
    • Just random ones I like. 1) Grand Marais fall. 2) HSO member Laker fishing. 3) Door County Wis.
    •   Yep and the Hawks won again!
    • Choosing 3 "best photos" is tough, but here are 3 of my favorites right now.  Cottonwood vs. Lightning Morel cluster  Pup in the snow
    • Missed the game but I guess I am glad I did. 9 games to go, still time to right the ship but at this pace the blues are going to pass us up.
  • Our Sponsors