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Old 01 May 2006, 05:52   #21
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At the moment it's still usable, though some of the fins are missing and the edges of the casing are starting to crumble. The impeller was pumping water when it was last used but I've not changed it since I bought it from Biggles.

It's not so much the crank I'm worried about as indenting the main bearings, There's no way the crankcases will come apart without snapping bolts willy-nilly so any if I do any damage to the powerhead then repair is out of the question.

I was going to ebay it with no reserve once I find a new motor as I've got no idea what it's actually worth.
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Old 01 May 2006, 10:05   #22
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Right-it's official.It's never ever coming apart.

I've just had it strapped between 2 towbars and pulled/jerked at the lower unit with my frontera in low range. It broke the 2 tonne ratchet strap.
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NOS saw this and thought of you!

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F99087

Looks big though!
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johnson VRO

Sorry to hear the bad news NOS - however good news is you can get something bigger :-)

I have a johnson 70 VRO... without the VRO :-) for sale... can be seen running on the back of a boat. 700 ?
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forgot to say... lower unit comes off OK 'coz i checked the impeller. I only bought this engine recently but have since bought a bigger boat so looking for a V6 again.
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I have a johnson 70 VRO... without the VRO :-) for sale... can be seen running on the back of a boat. 700 ?

Oh man I wish...... I've got a max budget of 600 now- 'er indoors is throwing a major wobbly about me spending any more Thanks for the offer though. If I had 700 I'd rip your hand off.

I don't have controls that'll fit it either.
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sorry, really does need to be 700 but it does include the controls... go on you know you want to
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Sorry Daniel, it wasn't an attempt to bargain. I wish I could but I simply don't have the extra 100.
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Daniel-got the cash now Give me a ring-you've got a PM waiting.
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