Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

From: bill.parkinson@...
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 18:32:05 +0000

Good hearing from you.... yep you would have to open up the engine compartment
to put an outboard on it.... The boat if it is an inboard motor like mine...
1965 origianlly had a 4 cylinder 2 stroke motor... this motor is the same motor
as the outboard models.. they just turned it on its side and bolted it up to an
OMC (Outboard marine Corporation) stern drive. Later years I have been told
that they used a Willys Jeep engine...

The motor is a DU1 about 88 or 90HP.

As with all boats the engine most of the time is worth far more than the boat.

You might try calling Outboard Jack in Houston. I have been getting some rare
parts for my engine from him... Maybe he can give you a better idea of what to
do or even supply you with the original motor setup. His number is 713-686-9997.

Hope this helps...
> Greetings.
> I'd like to ask you your input on a subject I have. I purchased a 16 foot
> 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155. The boat is in good condition, the previous
> owners had all of the seats reupholstered and the bimini top replaced, even
> put new tires on the trailer, all within the last few years. The boat
> doesn't have engine. My question is what is the boat worth to someone who
> cares about the boat being an Evinrude? I ask this because I have a
> Mercrusier engine that will bolt up to the original Evinrude outdrive, but I
> will have to open up the engine compartment for clearance. I figured before
> I go and destroy the originality of the boat, I'd ask to see what it might
> be worth to somebody and to see if anybody was interested.
> If you can't answer this, can you point me in the direction of somebody who
> can?
> Thanks.
> Matt Urick
Received on Thursday, 10 July 2003

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