Repowering new or used just some thoughts?
I have an 1986 17' Aquasport with the original 86 Johnson outboard and all in all it runs ok. However it is a little cranky and stalls when you need it the most and sounds like a blender full of bolts when you start it up, but it runs. Now I know a lot of folks don't think much of these hulls but I like it and its in great shape so I am thinking of repowering with a 90 E-TEC or Yamaha 4 stroke. New, either one of these will cost 9 to 10 grand by the time its all said and done installed on my boat and out the door but I would have a warranty, or I could try to find a newer used 90hp something with wiring harnesses and steering and shift cables and pay to have it installed or DIY not sure if I can do this (I am getting old). I am interested in your thoughts! Anyone have a good newer 90hp E-TEC or 4stroke for sale? Thanks in advance Mike.
When all else fails...jiggle that wire:\