View Full Version : 79 Thunderbird with twin 181bs

04-21-2006, 08:23 PM
"Hi all, I am seriously considering buying this boat tomorrow. I am not familiar with the 4 cylinder engine. The boat runs fine onshore and I am going to take it out on the water tomorrow and will either buy it or not. The boat is a twin engine/I/O at 23feet3inches. I'm assuming the drive is Mercury, but I don't know that. What should I look for, consider when purchasing. I know that I/O units can be troublesome from prior use and that having two engines must be twice the pain, but I like to idea of being able to idle around using small amounts of fuel on maybe one engine. Thanks, Roy"

04-22-2006, 07:17 AM
"It's also much easier to dock with twins, and if one side craps out...

Good luck! Be sure to check the fluids carefully after the run. If you see "milkshake" colored fluid, run away. Quick!