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Old 19 May 2016, 09:09   #1
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Why No 70hp Outboards

Been looking for a 70 for ages now but I haven't seen many at all for sale

Is this the end of the 70's as there seems to be loads of 60's out there.

A lovely little yam 70 would be awesome but like rocking horse poo


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Old 19 May 2016, 11:11   #2
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Ill keep an eye out up here for you ;-)
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They are the holy grail of outboards in the range. Much lighter than the 75 which is basically a 90.
Well sought after and i would probably say they change hands privately rather than seeing them on the open market. I wanted one fir my SR 47 but after a year of continuous looking for other projects and/or an engine to have sat around, i bought a new F70.
Will keep me eyes open for u dude.

Bill highwayman had some 70s ex contract but all premix versions for 3500
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Old 19 May 2016, 14:02   #4
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try finding 70hp short shafts!
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Old 19 May 2016, 17:40   #6
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It's because they are one of the most commonly used outboards for the 4.5 to 5m boat size. Over here boats with Yamaha f70 or Suzuki 70 are extremely common and the fact that even the old 70 two strokes just keep going if well serviced means they tend to hold their money extremely well.

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It's because they are one of the most commonly used outboards for the 4.5 to 5m boat size. Over here boats with Yamaha f70 or Suzuki 70 are extremely common and the fact that even the old 70 two strokes just keep going if well serviced means they tend to hold their money extremely well.

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Old 21 May 2016, 20:28   #8
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I;m running a Johnson 70 VRO but running premix. Its taken a little bit of fiddling to get it set up but its now proving reliable and good on the fuel. Quite a few still around worth some consideration i think!
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Old 22 May 2016, 04:38   #9
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Thanks I have seen that 70 tohatsu, prob the best 70 for sale at the moment
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