i just got the deal of a lifetime yesterday. i bought a 1990 16 ft. sunbird fish/ski with a 90 hp johnson outboard. it just had the carbs redone and a frsh tune up. it had sat for over a year and a half so i had to drain all of the gas out of it and put a new battery in it. after that was done it fired right up. i took it down to the waterway and had a blaste on it. it ran a solid 40-45mph and gets out the hole pretty quick..what i would like to know is if a jack plate is going to give more speed and a quicker hole shot. it has a stainless prop on it and dont know the pitch. could someone tell me how to find that out.
also it is not spitting the water out of the motor like i thought it is supposed to. does this particular engine do that. it is a 2 stroke and has 2 separate tanks for the oil and gas and mixes automatically..any suggestions to make this thing run top notch please let me know.
i wasnt even going to buy another boat this year but this was too good of a deal to pass up..thanks