Older (early '90s) Nissan 50hp?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by gunner284, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. gunner284

    gunner284 I Love microskiff.com!

    I'm looking at buying a boat that has a Nissan 50hp 2 stroke on it from somewhere around the late '80s or early '90s (I think its probably a '90-91 but I'm not sure at this point). Any trouble areas or things to check out/look for? Would it be made by Tohatsu like the current Nissans and are parts readily available if needed? Thanks
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Any outboard more than 10 years old needs to be viewed with suspicion.
    An outboard that's 20 years old is a parts engine. The reasons?
    Galvanic corrosion, metal fatigue and the number of hours of usage.
    I like used boats, but I don't trust used outboards.