Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

From: Matt Urick <matt@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 14:53:41 -0400

The boat originally had the 155hp 225 V6 I/O in it. The engine froze, and
the last owners pitched it - manifolds and all. What I was thinking about
doing was put a Mercuriser 150hp 230 Straight 6 in it, but the forward edge
of the engine compartment will have to have a section removed for hose
clearance. To be honest, my wife doesn't like the boat. She called it a
"floating mini bus". Because neither of us are attached to, I'm not sure if
I want to put the time and energy to locate and install the proper motor for
it. So I thought I would feel around and see if I could come up with a
value for the boat the way it sits, before I take the saws-all to it and
make the Merc fit.

Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in mind when/if I decide to locate the
original V6 for it.

Matt Urick

----- Original Message -----
From: <bill.parkinson@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: 16' 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155

> Good hearing from you.... yep you would have to open up the engine
> to put an outboard on it.... The boat if it is an inboard motor like
> 1965 origianlly had a 4 cylinder 2 stroke motor... this motor is the same
> 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
> 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
> You might try calling Outboard Jack in Houston. I have been getting some
> 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
> Hope this helps...
> > Greetings.
> > I'd like to ask you your input on a subject I have. I purchased a 16
> > 1969 Evinrude Sportsman 155. The boat is in good condition, the
> > owners had all of the seats reupholstered and the bimini top replaced,
> > 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
> > 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
> > I go and destroy the originality of the boat, I'd ask to see what it
> > 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
> > can?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > Matt Urick
> >
> >
> >
Received on Thursday, 10 July 2003

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