Re: [OMC-Boats] Kickers

From: Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:28:18 -0700

Since I'm not much of a fisherman I don't run a kicker, but it's a nice thing to have in an emergency. I currently don't have a bracket on mine, but might get the OMC version that has a gas strut. I figure a kicker is at least something should you have a breakdown. Maybe I'll run that folding 1950's Johnson motor I have...pretty cool!

As far as what your mechanic told you, I've gotten the same thing. The old practice was to run Type C everywhere, but later on I believe OMC started running regular hi-vis in the upper, probably around 1978 when then went with mechanical shift. Since I don't believe there is any difference between the actual mechanical function of the upper gear cases during their entire run of 1964-1985, I think you could do either with the upper case and be fine. I put C everywhere in mine since I had a bunch of it, so I went "old-school". He is right about the impeller though, you can do it without removing the whole unit, but it's so much easier to do fully removed.


> Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:21:21 -0400
> From: duc1098desmo@...
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Kickers
> Any of you guys running kicker motors? Normally, I wouldn't consider
> drilling the hull of a 42 year old boat I'm trying to keep stock. But
> it appears my boat already had a kicker attached at one point so the
> holes are already there. Just curious if anyone else is running a
> kicker and what you're running.
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