replacing a clutch on a 15hp

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by navigator, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    This motor is a Sears Gamefisher (Force) 15hp. This motor had the clutch go out, and I have not replaced it. I removed the clutch and have had it in forward gear permanently for reliability purposes. The clutch can easily be replaced and I have the shop manual and parts information for it.

    this motor is for sale for $200.

    Is a clutch a hard/expensive thing to replace?

    if this motor cranks easy and runs well, any reason it wouldn't be worth $200?

    I have a 14ft vhull aluminum boat that I currenlty have a 5hp for so I am looking to upgrade.
     
  2. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    ok, I don't see any hits, I re-read my post and figure it is misleading

    I saw this motor for sale for $200 and it interested me for my jon boat.
    Seems like a good deal to me.
    It needs a clutch.

    Is that a big job or very expensive?
    Can I run it without a clutch in FWD?

    Would it be worth $200?
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Chris I am sure Bobpaul are Bubba will answer your question when they get back from the gathering. I don't think anyone has web access there
     
  4. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    thanks man, didn even know it was going on :-(
     
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Chris the sadist part about that motor is the brand and the parts. They are hard to find. I wouldn't personally bother with it.
     
  6. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

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    I didn't realize outboards had clutches.
    Larry
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    You are right larry they don't in the sense of the wortd but it acts like one.
     
  8. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    id just buy a new motor..... if somethin goes bad on our boats,, we just buy a new (used) one
     
  9. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    I wish I could afford to buy a new 15hp engine, it is close to 2k.
    thanks for the help everyone.