67 johnson 33hp bad carb?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by tbull, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Thought I would throw this out there, Bubbakat helped me alot to get through some starting problems on this thing, I got it on the water, and I just can't come to terms with how slow it is. Maybe 10mph max. Its on a 15ft 6in fiberglass tri-hull. I got this boat in exchange for taking down a tree, it had been sitting for quite some time, on and off for 4 or 5 years with not many runs in between. I am wondering if I need to rebuild the carbs on this thing, might correct the problem? I realize its an old small engine, but it shouldnt be that slow should it?
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Maybe so... those old fiberglass boats weighed a ton, and if the floor leaked and water got into the foam underneath the flooring, it could weigh more. That's a lot of weight for a motor to push. It won't hurt the motor a bit to have a carb job done on it, and may, just may, regain some of it's former power. Also, check the prop to insure it is correct for the motor and is in good shape.
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    You need to tear that carb down and rebuild it and clean it real good.
    Kit number 18-7010 Sierra