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Sears 9.9 gamefisher

mountainboy I'm looking to purchase a 1980 sears 9.9 gamefisher motor from a local boat shop. I'm new to boating and am wondering what I should look for in purchasing a used motor . Is the gamefisher a decent motor in the first place?
thanks!
2002-05-01
Tracy Coleman mountainboy
Question: Who is going to work on this 22 year old?, discontinued, unpopular, few sold, high price parts, didn't run that well when new, is any dealer in the state going to have say a propeller on the shelf when you bash yours?-Not!
You didn't mention price, but it would have to be
dirt cheap with gas tank and hose. You understand I do not care for them at all. A Johnson, Evinrude, or Mercury, with current new or used parts available is a better buy by far. My view.
Backfire [Wink]
2002-05-01
steelespike New to boating stick with E/J or M. Stay away from the odd ball stuff till you know your way around. I usually root for the underdog but I have to agree with Backfire. Stay away. Spike 2002-05-02
jlemke I worked for sears for a few years as a small engine tech and I can tell you that from my experience with these motors, they are not very reliable. I used to hate seeing them come in because I knew I was in for a battle with the motor and the irrate owners who had to bring them in season after season. 2002-05-03
Affinitylou Does the old 'Force' motor also come from Sears? 2002-05-03
mountainboy Hey, I really appreciate the great advice! I am going to keep looking. [Smile] 2002-05-03
RJS Ted William's Gamefisher...Be afraid, very afraid. 2002-05-03
oldboat1 sounds like good advice. By the way, mountainboy, aren't you also looking at a 25hp Tohatsu? I'm a little curious. There is quite a bit of difference between applications for a 9.9 and a 25 hp? In any case, I think you need to be an Evinrude or a Johnson guy.

commentors: What was the '80 Gamefisher? Was that the white one with the green markings? I had a 7 1/2 Gamefisher of that description (mid-'80s) that I sold, or sort of gave away, to another tinkerer. Mine was an air cooled model, and there seems to be some interest in that one (engine by Clinton, as I recall). Or was the '80 Gamefisher one of the Force models -- that low profile type. Just curious.
2002-05-03
mountainboy The boat that I have will take up to a 25 hp motor. That is why I would settle for a 9.9 up to 25hp. Thanks, MB 2002-05-04

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