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Hi SC here and i currently am looking for a small outboard to put on my 12ft vhull jon and found a 1987 Gamefisher 7.5hp 2-stroke outboard and was wondering if yall have any experience with these motors? Are they good motors? can i run it in saltwater? Any information would be very helpful!!! And thanks again Micro skiff for such a great forum!!! :D :D ;) :) :)
 

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Hello all, first post here. I used to have a 1988 7.5 gamefisher. It is a force motor, not a bad little rig. Pretty good power/weight ratio. My '88 7.5 was actually a 9.9, when sears ordered them from force, they did not make a 7.5 that year, so they re-badged the 9.9 to a 7.5 for price point.

Not sure if the same was true of '87, but worth looking into the part numbers. Sears has a decent site for parts, you can cross reference with force part numbers.
 

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Welcome to the forum Blimp. Thanks for your input. Your post got me to thinking, Sears sold Mercury motors shortly before they went to the Force. That 87 just might be one of those. Anyway if I had a Sears Gamefisher I would try to find who made it and when. Also if I remember correctly they also sold Clinton, West Bend, Chrysler and quite a few others.

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