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Old 09-19-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Ok, guys sorry for all the ????????? But trying to get another boat and will need some advice on some of them I am looking at. I am going to look at a Proline 18' tomorrow that is CLEAN.....only problem is I have always heard STAY AWAY FROM FORCE MOTORS !!!!! This has a 90 hp force, not sure of the year but it is an older guy who just had it rebuilt, all new rings pistons, bearings, with only about 5 hours on the motor. Should I stay away ???????
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Depends. You need an anchor?
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I owned a 60 HP Force one time. Bought it brand new. Had it for about a year and it was in my possesion for about three month's of that year. It was in the shop the other nine. When I sold it it was on the fourth lower unit and second set of heads. Remember, I bought the motor new. Sound's kinda crazy but I swear it's true.
Do yourself a favor and keep looking. I have never heard anything but bad about them.
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Do they even make these piles anymore?
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Depends. You need an anchor?
I wouldnt waste the time to tie a rope around it, just dump it and marked the numbers.
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I have an '87 Force 125 on my boat. I have had it since it was new and have not had a single problem with it. I have heard all of the stories about how bad these motors are, but I must have got one of the decent ones. I do change the water pump each season and probably spend a lot more time than most on clean-up after each run. It just keeps on running each time I hit the key.

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Just like any motor, if it's been taken care of, it will last. I have a 1996 Force that still runs perfect and does not give me a bit of trouble. It's loud and it smokes. But it runs and starts every time.

I am the second owner and the previous owner took real good care of the boat and motor.

Parts are cheap and very easy to come by for the force motors. They are simple motors and easy to work on as well. I have friends that have had their newer yamaha 4 strokes in the shop a ton more than I have had to work on my 14 year old 120 HP Force.
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I have owned just about every outboard made from nissan, tohatsu, suzuki, yamaha, merc, and force.
I hace a force 125 and it ran great I never had any problems with it in the 3 years I owned it. the older ones are loud like an old black max but I would buy another one.
Like the previous poster said, its all in the maintanence. Have it chacked out buy a reputable service tech before you buy.
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I had a 1995 90 HP Force from 1999 until last year...... With regular maintenance NEVER any problems......... This was an outside stored boat. Great motor for me, maybe I was just one of the lucky ones..... TB

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basic parts were always compatible with Merc not Chrysler on that year........
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