Originally posted by Alan
Sure Jon F our resident hardboater (who for some reason feels most at home at a community for Ribster, whats that about then?
Frighteningly thirsty at full speed though. Although probably not as thirsty as the 1987 Johnson 150 GT VRO engine that I once owned. A new benchmark for fuel consumption that one!
I wouldn't say he is totally at home in this community, I quite often have to give him counselling, and make him cups of sweet tea!
As for a "smallblock" V8 being frighteningly thirsty, no more than a V6 outboard for a similar speed.
These motors, whether Volvo, Merc, OMC etc are all based on GMC's. The parts are no more expensive than an equivalent O/B part, and if looked after correctly last for years. Perhaps there biggest failing are manifolds and risers. These tend to rot out if not flushed regular.