JL8Jeff said:Are you stuck with the jet kit or did you put that on hold? I hate when people have a different interpretation of "good condition". What year range Mercury 90 2 stroke are you looking for?
Vol423 said:I sell jet boats, mostly with new motors. But I buy any good 2 stroke 90 Yamaha I can find to sell with the boats. My personal boat has a 90 from the eighties. These 3 cylinder Yamahas are just tough and reliable. On my 1756 boats these 90s will put the boat on plane in 30 feet and run as skinny as any 4 stroke. My motor also has an early jet drive that has better reverse than the new ones. Nowadays I mostly install new 4 stroke Mercury 40s because they are the lightest in their class and aren't expensive. But they don't hold a candle to 2 stroke Yamaha 90s except in fuel consumption and noise.
Been looking for one of those 1655's for years...what a boat.55" wide boat will handle a heck of a lot of weight. Its all in what you are comfortable with for sure. A 90/65 Merc would be great. Does your boat have a tunnel? My friend has a Lowe 1655 and his came factory with a jet tunnel.