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Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by gadwall52, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    Force has a interesting history, it traces it's roots back to "West Bend", they were built as a low end engine for the Bayliner brand, and were not (to my knowledge) sold except with Bayliner vessels. Later Mercury bought the line, the Force engines were still based on the older Chrysler design until at least 1995, but with some upgrades, like ignition. They are basic motors, not a lot bells/whistles, simple design, but if you take care of them they will last, although there were problems with certain HP engines (I believe the 150 hp was problematic). I've heard that some parts for them, particularly the Chrysler built engines, are becoming difficult to find.
     
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    Are you sure it's a 1996 125 hp? I can't seem to find that Force made a 125 hp in 1996, they made a 120 hp in 1996.
     
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    Yep typo it's a 120
     
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    I had a 95 model 9.9 I bought from Zodiac boat company NIB in 97. It was no powerhouse but it ALWAYS started even on 5 degree days. I had to remove the thermostat as duckweed clogged it up and I had steam coming out the exhaust. gave $1100 for it in 97 and sold it for $250 in 2003.
     

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