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by djchris
16 May 2012, 12:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

well we had literally no winter here......and clinton lake is a power plant lake so the water temps are well above 65. but thats just surface temp so it might be cooler further down in the water column but still usually the fish have already spawned......
by djchris
16 May 2012, 08:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

took the boat out yesterday for a lil fishing after work and it's still performing well.....managed to get right at 30 mph but was windy as heck....i have to run the trim pin in the 2 from the bottom hole cause the front of the boat is so light......i still think i can get a little more out of it......
by djchris
14 May 2012, 07:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

yep no spit gear case on mine......so anything past 85 20, 25, 30 will work on mine? that may make it a little easier to find one! thanks for the info
by djchris
13 May 2012, 22:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

yes the whole engine looks almost identical to my 25hp......don't know if i wanna do that or not being the 25 hp now runs great and i was always taught don't fix something that ain't broke! lol......know anywhere i can get a lower unit for a 78 35 hp?
by djchris
13 May 2012, 16:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

so when you see the rpm range that means thats where your making the most power? and what years older 35 hp? i have a 1978 35 hp that needs a lower unit.....would that work? o and what guy wouldn't want a lil extra power! lol
by djchris
13 May 2012, 13:50
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

this may be a silly question but how does changing the carb and exhaust allow you to safely rev your engine at a higher rpm?
by djchris
12 May 2012, 23:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

those are great numbers and thank you for the info......i just had me and my 2 brothers on my boat today and with the 13p it wouldn't barely move.....than we stuck the 11p on and it seemed to run pretty good once i got on plane.....didnt bother with getting a gps reading but i would guess we were mo...
by djchris
11 May 2012, 23:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

2008 tracker grizzly 1448 w/ side console....2 batteries, trolling motor, gas tank couple rods and a big ass tackle box....and me (210lbs) Im pretty sure it's over reving but i swear it acted like it had a rev limiter.....im not leaving this prop on just wanted to try it cause my original prop is a ...
by djchris
11 May 2012, 22:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

When i had it at wot it did seem to keep picking up speed but i think i hit a rev limiter or something. is there such thing on a outboard? As far as SS i prolly will be going with aluminum due to the fact that 4 out of the 5 lakes i fish are real shallow and almost every tourny i have done at those ...
by djchris
11 May 2012, 20:26
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

Well it seemed to be just fine today....was out for about 4 hours and ran the motor for about 2 hours and never missed a lick.....so i think it's finally fixed......i had to put a differant prop on cause i dinged up my original prop so the boat is a little under propped. the boat planes extremely fa...
by djchris
10 May 2012, 21:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon boat vs V hull
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Jon boat vs V hull

yes a grizzly is just fine with two people standing and fishing.....just learn how to move on it.....sudden movements or too much movements and you might be swimming.....i have a grizzly 1448 and it works well with me and my brother fishing out of it....im 210 and he is 250 or so.....front deck from...
by djchris
10 May 2012, 07:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

it's kinda funny i work on cars and can tear a automobile engine down with no problem what so ever but for some reason i was afraid to tear in to my outboard....i do think i will be doing all my own work from now on.....
by djchris
09 May 2012, 20:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

Ok heres the run down on what i did today.......pulled the carb back off(don't know why i was afraid to pull it off before it only takes about 10 mins) pulled everything apart on it.....The float looked pretty good parallel to the base but what i did find is a bunch of crap (old fuel hose pieces) wh...
by djchris
09 May 2012, 07:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

ok back to the drawing board! took boat out after work yesterday and it ran well for about 5 minutes than started surging again......gotta be a float problem right? i will be pulling the carb off tonight after work and investigating a little more.....hopefully i can find something cause me and my br...
by djchris
07 May 2012, 21:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25 hp johnson running issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4561

25 hp johnson running issues

all problems are fixed and the motor is running like new again! funny how something so dumb as a primer bulb can cause a major problem like that......now i just need a new prop(i took a chunk out of it yesterday during a test run...) and play with the motor setup a lil and i golden! Again thanks for...