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85 HP. Javelin (Johnson)

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  • 85 HP. Javelin (Johnson)

    I am going to go Saturday to look at a boat with an 85HP. V-4 Javelin (Johnson). Were these any sort of special motor? In brief what was the Javelin story? Knowledge is powerful when buying something, and I have googled, and searched this to not find much. Any info would be great. Thanks!!
    (edit)-I wont know the serial number till i get to the boat on Sturday. I am sorry I do not know the year either--

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    Re: 85 HP. Javelin (Johnson)

    It is pure marketing, the motor is just a badged up Johnson Crossflow, but they are reliable motors if properly maintained


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      Re: 85 HP. Javelin (Johnson)

      Yep. Great motor but the "Javalin" is just a sticker
      2002 20' Hydra-Sports 202DC 200HP Yamaha HPDI
      1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
      Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767