Re: [OMC-Boats] Kickers

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:53:19 -0700 (PDT)

Yeah, but it's really easy to remove the outdrive.  maily four bolts on the swivel caps and some odds and ends.  Easy as pie!
Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive

--- On Sat, 9/12/09, Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...> wrote:

From: Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Kickers
To: omc-boats@...
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 12:28 PM

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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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