Questions about getting more HP out of my motor?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by JR_Hurst, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. JR_Hurst

    JR_Hurst I Love microskiff.com!

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    I recently bought a 1994 J16 Carolina Skiff with a 1992 Johnson 30 HP tiller for $1000. Motor has been sitting up for 2 years but ran for about 5 minutes before not pumping water out anymore. Plan on replacing water pump, impeller assembly, & thermostat to try & fix that problem.

    But what I want to know is I see where people are converting 20 & 25 HP motors to 30 & 35 horses....I am interested in this, can this be done with my motor?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    The way to increase horsepower is to throw money at it.
    Need to ask yourself is it worth the time, effort and expense?
    It's a 20 year old outboard, if it's been a saltwater outboard
    there's no telling what you'll find when you pull her apart.
    Your decision, me...I'd find something else to spend money on.
    Like a new yami 40 4 stroke.  ;)

    btw, it's been done and documented pretty well

    20-25-30-35 hp upgrade
     

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