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

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

    • Good question, why didn't they find any more?  Did those two infected deer parachute in?  Were they dropped by a helicopter?  I find it fascinating they could get as far as Lanesboro and they only find two out of thousands.  Like I said, they're bad at conspiracy.    Policing the borders?  How about a billboard, a radio ad, or a twitter campaign?  How about having the highway patrol pull over anyone with hooves or antlers sticking outta their truck box or laying on a flatbed coming across the border on the interstate?    My wealth and land ownership shouldn't disqualify me from questioning the DNR.  It used to be a staple of a free country to question your government.  Somehow now it's more important to kneel before the all knowing DNR and take whatever they want to shove in our mouths?  If this is real science and a real mitigation effort, let's have a discussion about it.  If the DNR wants to stop this spread, why are they not welcoming with open arms feedback like mine when it comes to import enforcement, and an effective PR campaign?  Cause guess what fella, lots of deer got hauled home from all kinds of places infected with CWD by uninformed folks that are going to cut up those critters and throw the brains and spinal cords out in the woods at home.    So yeah, this is either a giant hoax, or the DNR has no idea what the hell they're doing. 
    • I just checked on the fans that I bought, there 4.7 inchs sq and 1.25 thick. I thought they were 5 inch thick but I was wrong. They are 110v and I think I will put one inside on the bottom plate and see how it works. And I like where you have your fishingstar.
    • Slowly getting the outside buttoned up 
    • Yea I had that idea too 
    • I saw three or four huts in the little wet area in the lake vadnais area just off country road F.   But they would probably get upset if you set traps there...    right next to the new path that goes south along the east side of the lake. 
    • In the olden days, pigs were fed garbage.  Trichinosis was a problem.  Then laws were passed so any garbage fed to pigs had to be cooked first.  Problem went away.   According to CDC there hasn't been a case of trichinosis except from eating wild game like bear meat for many years.  
    • From a quick google search it looks like waveinn.com or the bay of e might be your best bets, if you don't want to buy from shimano.
    • Does anyone know of a place you can get spare Shimano Sedona spools?? I run braid in the summer and don't want to run it on the ice.
  • Our Sponsors