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Nissan 8hp outboard?- 10+ years old

hello all

hope all is well with the group
I have been away a while

I am getting a new sailboat, used, nice condition
and have been offered a fresh water Nissan 8hp, unsure the year, yet the boat was from 80s or even late 70s

question, any thoughts on Nissan outboards!

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Re: Nissan 8hp outboard?- 10+ years old

I've had a couple of the 9.8 (which is the exact same engine as the 8 but different carb), bulletproof (unless you hit a rock).

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thank you amigo
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Re: Nissan 8hp outboard?- 10+ years old

I had an 18 hp Nissan 2-stroke for 10+ years. Best motor I ever had. I sold the boat but wanted to keep the motor!

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I have a Nissan 8hp long shaft, elec start (two stroke). I had terrific results with it, but after 9 years, Problems. Last year, I found that salt water had eroded a big hole in the engine block. It was fixable with a big weld. And, very surprising to me, my mechanic had a hell of a time finding parts to replace the impeller. Once the hole was fixed and the impeller replaced, all is well, but my confidence was a little shaken.
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