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  • sears 9.9 gamefisher

    I'm looking to purchase a 1980 sears 9.9 gamefisher motor from a local boat shop. I'm new to boating and am wondering what I should look for in purchasing a used motor . Is the gamefisher a decent motor in the first place? thanks!


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    Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

    mountainboy Question: Who is going to work on this 22 year old?, discontinued, unpopular, few sold, high price parts, didn't run that well when new, is any dealer in the state going to have say a propeller on the shelf when you bash yours?-Not! You didn't mention price, but it would have to bedirt cheap with gas tank and hose. You understand I do not care for them at all. A Johnson, Evinrude, or Mercury, with current new or used parts available is a better buy by far. My view.Backfire

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    • #3
      Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

      New to boating stick with E/J or M. Stay away from the odd ball stuff till you know your way around. I usually root for the underdog but I have to agree with Backfire. Stay away. Spike

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      • #4
        Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

        I worked for sears for a few years as a small engine tech and I can tell you that from my experience with these motors, they are not very reliable. I used to hate seeing them come in because I knew I was in for a battle with the motor and the irrate owners who had to bring them in season after season.

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        • #5
          Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

          Does the old 'Force' motor also come from Sears?

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          • #6
            Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

            Hey, I really appreciate the great advice! I am going to keep looking.

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            • #7
              Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

              Ted William's Gamefisher...Be afraid, very afraid.

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              • #8
                Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                sounds like good advice. By the way, mountainboy, aren't you also looking at a 25hp Tohatsu? I'm a little curious. There is quite a bit of difference between applications for a 9.9 and a 25 hp? In any case, I think you need to be an Evinrude or a Johnson guy.commentors: What was the '80 Gamefisher? Was that the white one with the green markings? I had a 7 1/2 Gamefisher of that description (mid-'80s) that I sold, or sort of gave away, to another tinkerer. Mine was an air cooled model, and there seems to be some interest in that one (engine by Clinton, as I recall). Or was the '80 Gamefisher one of the Force models -- that low profile type. Just curious.

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                • #9
                  Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                  The boat that I have will take up to a 25 hp motor. That is why I would settle for a 9.9 up to 25hp. Thanks, MB

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                  • #10
                    Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                    jlemke, maybe you can help. I have a gamefisher 9.9. I'm replacing the head gasket & need to know the torque ft. lbs. for the head.

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                    • #11
                      Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                      I think it's 200 in/lbs
                      11' Aluminum V, 2004 Johnson 6 Hp 4 Stroke, Homemade Stick Steering.

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                      • #12
                        Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                        i don't understand all the bashing on these motors as they were built by tecumseh and the 9.9 has been very reliable for me besides a faulty pump element. if the price is good all carb parts are typical tecumseh parts that are easy to find. i've seen evinrudes with massive problems as well as many different brands, it all depends on the owner and the maintenance that is done. i wouldn't be afraid, as a matter of fact if the price is good snatch it up, considering that a new 9.9 will go for $2500.00. mine is a 1984 and blows many outboards away on the lakes, i have it on a 16 foot runabout that will get up and plane with my 2 kids wife and i on board.

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                        • #13
                          Re: sears 9.9 gamefisher

                          I don't understand dredging up a 10 year old thread???

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