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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: 85 HP. Javelin (Johnson)

    Yep. Great motor but the "Javalin" is just a sticker
    1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/boat-restoration-building-hull-repair/18-starcraft-supersport-restoration-357767.html
    1966 16' Starcraft Jupiter 85HP Johnson
    Restoration thread http://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-boats/ezmobees-1966-jupiter-338633.html sold

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