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When did OMC Cobra go out of business?

When did OMC Cobra go out of business?

December 22, 2000
OMC sold 100,000 motors in 2000 and had one third of the outboard market. OMC filed for bankruptcy 22 December 2000 and laid off 7,000 employees….Outboard Marine Corporation.

Industry Marine Outboard Motors and Boats
Founded 1907 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Defunct December 22, 2000
Fate Bankruptcy

How do I know if I have an OMC sterndrive?

The model and serial numbers of the vertical drive should be located on the engine model and serial number plate. If the vertical drive model and serial numbers are not recorded with the engine model and serial number, they can be found on a plate located on the vertical drive.

Who makes Cobra outdrive?

Introduced for the 1986 model year was the Cobra. OMC built an all-new, modern sterndrive factory in Lexington, Tennessee and started producing a traditional style sterndrive. Drawing heavily on the Mercruiser and Volvo sterndrive designs, the new Cobra had a transom mounted drive utilizing U-joints and trim rams.

What is OMC Cobra?

In the mid 80’s OMC or Outboard Marine Corporation introduced the OMC Cobra, a sterndrive that was modeled after the leading Volvo outdrives. We stock OMC Stern Drives for all of the OMC models including OMC Cobra, and the mechanical and electric shift OMC Stringer.

Who bought out Johnson boat motors?

Bombardier Recreational Products
It has been owned since 2001 by the Canadian firm Bombardier Recreational Products. Bombardier stopped selling outboards under the Johnson brand after 2007, and moved all sales entirely to Evinrude Outboard Motors until they were discontinued in June 2020.

What is the difference between OMC Cobra and King Cobra?

OMC King Cobra Same upper housing as standard Cobra, with larger lower housing, larger and stronger internal components.

Can you get parts for OMC Cobra?

At U.S. Boatworks, we meet all of your needs when you choose our rebuilt outdrive. We remanufacture our gear cases with quality OMC Cobra Sterndrive parts and offer a one year warranty on the unit. You will also be pleased with our pricing and our core rebates that save you even more money.

Why is Evinrude closing?

According to BRP’s president and CEO José Boisjoli, “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand.”

How do you fill a OMC Cobra outdrive?

  1. Step 1: Place the drive in a vertical position. Place the drive in a vertical position.
  2. Step 2: Remove the fill plug.
  3. Step 3: Fill the drive with OMC Hi-Vis gearcase lubricant.
  4. Step 4: Frequently check gauge while filling.
  5. Step 5: After drive has been run, recheck oil level.

When did the OMC sterndrive come out?

Beginning in the late 1960’s, OMC has been one of the leaders in the engine and sterndrive market. In the mid 80’s OMC or Outboard Marine Corporation introduced the OMC Cobra, a sterndrive that was modeled after the leading Volvo outdrives.

What kind of boat is this OMC?

This is a OEM part, not aftermarket. Recommended for use in Honda, Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Evinrude/Johnson… Formed in 1929, the Outboard Marine Corporation went on to design their lines of outboards and sterndrives that recreational boaters today know as OMC.

When did the OMC stern drive change to mechanical shift?

The second generation OMC Stringers or OMC mechanical shift stern drives were produced from 1978-1985. All of the later (1981-1985) sterndrives were full mechanical shift while some of the earlier (1978-1980) outdrives were hydro-mechanical.

How do I contact OMC sterndrive customer service?

Our trained team of customer service representatives know OMC sterndrive parts inside and out and will be able to answer whatever questions you may have. Give them a call at (877) 388-2628 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM EST and don’t forget to ask about our Customer Loyalty Program for additional discounts!