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Old 20 September 2013, 06:43   #1
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Johnson 15hp

anyone experience of these engines?

Johnson 15Hp - 1095 | Wills Marine Ltd

I've never used one - are they good? How to they compare to Yammie?

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Old 20 September 2013, 07:07   #2
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I've got a Johnson GT, which was sold as a 10hp but uprated to 15hp. I guess that's effectively the same as the one you're looking at.

I also have a Yamaha 15hp. There's not a lot to choose between them but I would pick the GT if I had to make a choice.
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Old 20 September 2013, 07:15   #3
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I'm not saying a Yamaha or Mariner are better performing but in general they will be easier to sell on and hold their value better. The price is a bit strong for this time of year.
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I reckon you'd be lucky to get any 15hp 2-strioke in good condition for much less than a grand. If it was a Yamaha I'd expect it to be about 20% more.
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Used a couple of small Johnsons ( including Johns) over the years. They are evinrude in a differant colour.

I never had an issue - simple tech that just never really seemed to pick up the following like Yam & Merc. You'd be doing well to find another 15 2 stroke for that money ( in decent condition) - as JOhn said the 10hp was also derestricted and sold as the GT putting out about 15 hp .

Pretty sure the 10/ GT/15 are all the same block etc - just GT & 15 have the restrictor plate removed - nothing as fancy as differant jets !

6&8 used a differant block.
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Old 20 September 2013, 09:13   #6
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I'm looking at that Johnson and this Yamaha.

Yamaha Outboard Engine for sale , Yamaha 15hp outboard engine 1998 2 stroke s shaft - Boats And Outboards

Though the Yamaha dealer doesn't fill me with confidence, which sets alarm bells ringing, and it looks punchy money.

Thoughts?

I need to move this one if anyone is interested - its an 8hp fourstroke.
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I acquired the identical engine, but with Evinrude badging last year as part of package. To say I was surprised was an understatement, it was quiet, smooth and powerful. I actually prefered it to a 15hp Mariner I have had in the past.It wasnt quite as nice as a Yamaha, but I would definitely buy another one (on purpose this time ! )

While I agree that it will never command the same money as a Yamaha, it sold in less than 24hrs on Ebay for 900 and I could have sold it a dozen times over at that price.
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I'm looking at that Johnson and this Yamaha.

Yamaha Outboard Engine for sale , Yamaha 15hp outboard engine 1998 2 stroke s shaft - Boats And Outboards

Though the Yamaha dealer doesn't fill me with confidence, which sets alarm bells ringing, and it looks punchy money.

Thoughts?

I need to move this one if anyone is interested - its an 8hp fourstroke.
Get that Yani bought would be my vote
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A very pretty engine that Johnson, anyone got a weight for it?
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I've got the 1999 version of that engine in the old grey colour.

Mines just undergone a rebuild due to an overheat.

A simple engine and easy to work on.

Weighs about 38 kilos.
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