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Old 08-18-2011, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default WIll a Mercury 115 HP Tower of Power fit on my 1991 Maxum 1800 XR

Pursuant to my last post stating that my lower unit is ruined and the local marina wants $2200 for the lower unit alone (not including labor), I found a good working Mercury 115 HP motor that has a 20' length for just $700.

Will this fit on my boat?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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yep it will do, up to a 120 hp

http://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/1994...dard-Equipment

but maybe it's an idea to make the part where t's connected on (dont now the right word for it) a little bit stronger to prevent cracking of the poly, because 120 hp is a lot of power.......

by the way have you seen the motor running etc.....check on compression...etc....check the oil in the tail...etc, etc......she must run smoothly........700 bucks is not that much, but it is when she stops.......payed and installed behind your boat.......

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A 120 HP Force was standard on that model in '94. My dad has one and we have bever seen any issues with the transom.
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I wonder if they beefed up the transom between 1991 & 1994? my boat is a 91
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as for actually seeing the Mercury run, not yet. The guy bought it but it was too big for his boat (I'm not sure physical size or HP) so he is selling it. If it doesn't run, I don't buy.
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http://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/1991...quipment/Print

sorry, posted the wrong one out of my collection.....here's the good one

the say nope.....90 hp will be the max.....but to me....i quess it would work.....but you also can look for a used 90 hp....(mercury, johnson, yamaha or wathever but don't buy a force anymore......)


but as county says....no problemo's with the transom.....so if it's running smoothly...... it's worth trying.....

as usual, greatz, ed
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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Yeah, I think I am going to try it. It's a better motor, and I'm a slow motion boater. I don't spend a lot of time at full throttle, even when pulling people on the tube. I just want to get my boat back in the water. having withdrawal symptoms......

Of course, am waiting for the insurance company to tel lme salvage value (they 'totaled' my boat, didn't help that the marina jacked the price of the part up at least 100%
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