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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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came across a deal today i picked up a 1987 bayliner bass striker trophy boat with a125 force motor after cleanig carbs it fired right fwd/rev all work fine but the inside is another story needs alot tlc dont know to mutch about the force motors good bad etc...... btw only spent 100.00 boat trailer , deal are no deal?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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awsome deal! i got a good deal on my boat i paid 700 bucks and everything worked and in working order took it to be seviced and all cheaked out fine!!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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Good deal as long as the motor keeps running. I hope this wasn't somebody's nightmare that you bought. Getting the Force serviced and finding parts might be difficult when that time comes.
In the mean time you're not fishing from shore, and that's huge!!!!!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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I have a 90 hp Force. Like a 55 Chevy. You can still work on them. GOOD MOTOR> No parts issues either.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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Sweet! I hope the same for SWC-1
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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hey thanks for output . i have 84 skeeter that i fish out of now so maybe a project boat ?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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came across a deal today i picked up a 1987 bayliner bass striker trophy boat with a125 force motor after cleanig carbs it fired right fwd/rev all work fine but the inside is another story needs alot tlc dont know to mutch about the force motors good bad etc...... btw only spent 100.00 boat trailer , deal are no deal?
I have a 1990 Force 50 and have had no problem getting parts for it... Ebay has been my friend. Eventually the take off parts will dry up, but I think not for many years. I have been running this motor for 6 or 7 years now. I have had to replace the head gasket twice, but then I realized the boat shop was giving me the wrong head gasket, and have had no issue with that since. I have a complete spare motor of parts that I have bought cheap sitting on the shelf including a good powerhead. Lower unit? $100-150 on Ebay. Water pump? New parts available anywhere. Seals and Gaskets? Sierra has them all, and iBoats has a decent look up system. Reeds? Standard metal ones. Will probably never fail, but they can be made or found as needed.

I was exchanging e-mails with Rick Pierce at Bass Cat Boats last year about this topic, and he said those old Forces were pretty tough. All the rental houseboats used them on his home lake in the late 80s and early 90s and they got a lot of use out of them.

My dad has had twin Force 150ws on his walk around cuddy cabin since the 80s and has had no issue that regular annual maintenance does not take care of.

The only real negative I have heard about the Force outboards was that the tended to be lower powered for their rating than other outboards. My 50 probably puts out 40. Based on top speed when running my Merc 50 on the same boat that is about right.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:42 PM   #8
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yea the kid i bought it from never finished up the boat the motor seems fine cranks right so i guess ill give it a little tlc and maybe make buck btw do know of aplace to get replacement wind shields for for this boat ive looked every where ?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 10:18 PM   #9
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awsome deal! i got a good deal on my boat i paid 700 bucks and everything worked and in working order took it to be seviced and all cheaked out fine!!
that girl looks like its in good condition. you stole it for that price!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:45 PM   #10
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I've had several Bayliners with Force outboards and I haven't had any problems at all. Just make sure the oil is mixed right and don't ever overheat the engine and you'll be fine. In those years Bayliner didn't use a temp guage, they used a buzzer. Just make sure the buzzer and the sending unit is in working order. The buzzer is located in the console and the sending unit is on the back of the motor. If you take the cover off, it should be staring you in the face.
Good luck with it.
Here is mine. I paid $1000.00 for it and I've enjoyed every second on the water with it. I wouldn't trade her for anything.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:00 AM   #11
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HEY JOSH IS THAT A GLASTRON U HAVE THEIR
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 07:31 AM   #12
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who is the girl give her my numder lol jk
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:06 AM   #13
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That would be my "15" year old daughter and her daddy owns a gun.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:37 AM   #14
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hey basschump thanks for the info i figured if the motor runs putting the rest of the boat back together will be fun btw what year is your bayliner is that a 1810 model
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:20 AM   #15
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That would be my "15" year old daughter and her daddy owns a gun.
lol i was joking im only 18 lol
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