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1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

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  • 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

    I have a guy who wants to sell me a 9.9 hp Force outboard for $300 bucks. It runs but has a plastic prop. Will be using it for some fishing and duck hunting. Also heard parts are scarce for these? Thanks for your help!


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    Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

    I'd keep looking. There are better buys on Johnson and Evinrudes out there than that.
    The Crestliner Restoration

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....49#post2218249

    1967 16' Crestliner and 60hp Johnny

    Klamath Trailorboat and 9.9 Johnny

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    • #3
      Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

      Welcome to iboats.

      Yes parts are hard to come by, I don't think anyone makes aftermarket stuff or them, better to keep looking and find Johnson/Evinrude, they will aalways make parts for them.
      GO IRISH!!!!

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      • #4
        Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

        And I'm biased toward Johnsons and Evinrudes, but don't over look the tohatsu's (nissan mercury), or the yamaha's. I picked up a 1986 9.9 two years ago for $350. It had electric start and all the controls. I parted out the electric start,brackets and controls for $250. So net cost was $100. The deals are out there.
        The Crestliner Restoration

        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....49#post2218249

        1967 16' Crestliner and 60hp Johnny

        Klamath Trailorboat and 9.9 Johnny

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        • #5
          Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

          Go for Evinrude or Johnson, they are the best outboards and simpler to repair!
          My boat and outboards:

          - Princecraft Pro Series 162 DLX 1997 with 50HP Johnson 1997

          -BRIG D330 10'10 2011 with Mariner 15HP 1994

          -Johnson 4.5HP 1983

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          • #6
            Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

            Originally posted by merc20076 View Post
            Go for Evinrude or Johnson, they are the best outboards and simpler to repair!
            Thems is fightin words in my house! . If it ain't black-don't hang it on the back!

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            • #7
              Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

              What else is available in your area? It sometimes come down to supply and demand!Outboards are very pricey regardless of make or model, Ive never used a Force engine but if it runs good, you are off to a good start, Any new 9.9 is going to be over a $1000 in my area so $300 doesn't sound too bad if it works well. I did run across parts for that 9.9 Force at the following link;

              http://www.ishopmarine.com/ishop/jsp...ier-050-025-MM

              I hope iboats doesn't mind that I gave you that link!Good luck what ever you decide!
              Bring rain gear !

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              • #8
                Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                Originally posted by 1979checkmate View Post
                Thems is fightin words in my house! . If it ain't black-don't hang it on the back!
                My Bro-in-law don't trust no white outboard, 4 years, US NAVY!
                Bring rain gear !

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                • #9
                  Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                  I owned a Force 50hp...and I could not kill it? Then I had a Force 125 that just drove me to drink.....I don't pretend to know the answer to the "what is better question" ? After 17 outboards over 30 some years I owned 2 and will never own another. Just my 2 cents..........
                  Disclaimer; I know there are die hard Force guys out there, and I have heard from, and been towed back in by some rather stout Force engines. God bless you guys

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                    Originally posted by Engine344 View Post
                    I owned a Force 50hp...and I could not kill it? Then I had a Force 125 that just drove me to drink.....I don't pretend to know the answer to the "what is better question" ? After 17 outboards over 30 some years I owned 2 and will never own another. Just my 2 cents..........
                    Disclaimer; I know there are die hard Force guys out there, and I have heard from, and been towed back in by some rather stout Force engines. God bless you guys
                    3 boats ago, My boat left me stranded out on the Gulf! Once I had it fixed I traded that boat in at dealer because of that, then a year later I saw it go by on a lake 100 miles away from where the dealer was, it was getting along pretty well! Point is, someone took the time to work the bugs out of it! Where I lost my love for the boat, someone else gained love for it, well I think anyway, I didn't stop them and talk to them!
                    Bring rain gear !

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                      Parlay, Very good point. In the end it is just a piece of machinery....and is good as what you put into it and how much you love it. I make a point never to put any other brands down...I "prefer" a certain brand, however my point of view may not be that of others! Well said Parlay.................Hey Lion Hunter SEMPER FI

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                        Originally posted by 5150abf View Post
                        Welcome to iboats.

                        Yes parts are hard to come by, I don't think anyone makes aftermarket stuff or them....

                        Completely wrong, but then again, speaking from a point of ignorance make such statements easy, doesn't it?

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                          Approx 4 years ago I puchased a mint condition with low hours 1997 Force 15 hp for $ 600. At that time any more popular 15 hp or 9.9 hp OB in my area would sell for anywhere between $ 1000. to $ 1200. ... and 15 hp were very hard to find, so to me in my part of the world $ 300. dont sound like a lot of money for a 9.9 hp Force if it's in perfect condition and dont need any more work done on it but a tune up.
                          My feedback = Most major motor parts are available at my local Mercury dealer, most small parts around the engine and especialy lower unit ones are NLA.
                          Would I have paid $ 500. more for a similar mint condition Johnson if I could have found one = Yes. Am I happy with my 15 hp Force = yes
                          As per TV show ... It's your move.
                          Cheers
                          a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work ..

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                          • #14
                            Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                            agreed. They are all scrap metal in the end.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1991 Force 9.9 horsepower Good buy? or keep looking?

                              The Force is an ok motor that with proper care will perform as it should however;
                              as far as parts availibility look up 9.9 & 15hp Force and Evinrude/Johnson parts here at iboats and on the internet I think you will find vastly more parts and suppliers for E/J motors.Also look up props.
                              I think you will find more mechanics aware of E/J repair requirements than that of the Force.

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