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WTB Seeking Early 1970s EVINRUDE or JOHNSON 50-75HP Outboard Motor

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  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Friends,

    This afternoon, 22MAR20, I "fell heir to" a 1972 TERRY bass boat, which has no OB motor.

    That hull needs at least 50 HP but should not be operated with more than 75 HP.

    IF you have such an OMC Outboard Motor that is COMPLETE with the controls & that is "surplus to your needs", PLEASE email me at: texasnative46@gmail.com with photos & your cash price.

    yours, satx
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  2. jrbfishn

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    I have a Johnson 48hp I think it is from around that period. I have a steering assembly and cables too somewhere.
    The motor ran when it came off about 10 years ago. I'm sure it needs a carb rebuild and water pump by now.
    If you are interested, make me a reasonable offer.

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    Check your PMs

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  4. satx78247

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    jrbfishn,

    REPLIED.

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    To ALL,

    I talked to a fellow, who was in the boat business for a long time years ago, this AM & "Ralph W______" said that I really need at least 60HP to properly power that hull.

    His comment was, "A TERRY ARISTOCRAT is a really GREAT 'old-school bassboat' but they are 'just a little heavier than the Queen Mary.' You really need at least 60 HP & not more than 80 HP to properly power it."
    PAUSE
    "If it was mine, I'd look for a 75 horse Johnson or Evinrude."

    yours, satx
     
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    I think he's judging it by today's standards. Bass boats started getting really big motors back in the late 80's early 90's it seems.

    I had a 74 Del Magie foam filled tri hull combination boat (much heavier than your bass boat). It came with a 70 horse Johnson and did just fine. I put one of those fins on the motor to help it plane out faster, but it worked.

    I'd bed that boat only came with around 50hp originally, and unless you're in some big hurry to get somewhere, staying around 50 should be fine.
     
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    F350-6,

    The Terry Aristocrat, as a BARE HULL, weighs 835 pounds, W/O any seats, carpeting, fuel tank, steering & other equipment.

    The OMCA data plate says a max of 75HP.

    One nice thing about NOT being "an expert" is that I can unashamedly ask other people, who know more than I do, about "stuff" that I know ZILCH about.
    (Up to now, I've owned exactly ONE bass-boat, a long/skinny/flat-bottomed 14' Crusader from 1966 that weighed about 400#, fished 2 people comfortably "in the LA back bayous" & that ran fine with a "Big-Twin" Johnson 35.)

    As you've doubtless guessed, I'm NOT a bass fisherman. = In my 73 years, I've caught exactly ONE big black bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces & caught on a BIG goldfish, while fishing for flat-head cats.

    Tying up in a "stump farm" or flooded treetops & fishing for crappie & catfish is more my speed

    yours, satx
     
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    I don't remember what my old boat weighed, but it was heavy. I'd guess a 50hp would get you between 20 and 25 mph with that boat, which is usually just fine for a lazy day fishing.
     
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    I remember those. They are fairly heavy and not fast no matter what motor you put on them. There is a wing you can put on the motor to help them plane faster but they slow it down overall. On older boats like that, they are worth the money no matter what size motor you put on it.
    Technology was not that advanced back then and it is a step up from a jon boat but heavier. It is more stable than one but not but a lot. And they are not very fast. They don't plane well without a wing on the motor and the ride is harsh on rough water.

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