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by dtmackey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Seeing those pics reminds me of the Tempo fuel lines I changed out back in the day and never again would I go with cheap hose. Now I only buy Shields or Trident and stay away from the cheaper hose brands. On the same subject, I've found that Yamaha primer bulbs to be better than others out there. In...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Why use a dehumidifier as obviously the OP is not in a hurry and looks at this as a science project? Thanks for putting it into perspective. My metabolism rate for projects is pretty high and I have to take a step back since everyone has other priorities and time constraints. The Squall was a popul...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Alaskan Squall - annual weigh-in

Drying foam is a very slow process and you'll never get to 100% dry. As I've heard from many people that repair Whalers, "there's no such thing as a dry hull once it's been in the water." That might be extreme, but the foam in most boats does seem to wick up water and hold it. I've seen Wh...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem

Trim unit can have an internal leak with no fluid escaping. In Mercury box and did say made in china. Different from original unit design but bolts right in. Release valve is tight. Will pull boat and check fluid level again. Two thousand rpm and unit would not trim up. I have a service manual that...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

D- I noticed way back in the thread what appears to be grey fuel line downstream of the primer bulb. There has been heavy conversation among owners that this fuel line has an interior lining that degrades and sends all kinds of gunk,debris into the engine. Many outlets are selling the grey fuel lin...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Wow that 10HP difference and the lighter weight gives you 10mph more on your 15ft Whaler compared to my new 150. That must seem like you are flying.. Sure as heck felt that way. Fun little boat to cruise the harbor in or drag to the rivers and lakes. I think the 15 has more of a bass boat "sty...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler Vespa
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Whaler Vespa

Was plugging through the online listings and came across this unusual Boston Whaler..... https://i.imgur.com/di8UOzIl.png https://i.imgur.com/mvT2MzVl.png I had to chuckle, since someone must of had extra decals laying around and applied them to the Vespa. I did confirm that the owner also had a ver...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Turning Point Stainless Prop 13.25X19

Purchased this prop as part of my prop testing and it cannot be returned, so I'm selling. This was used for an hour and in perfect condition and comes with the box. There is NO damage or marks to the blades whatsoever. It's like buying a new prop for a lot less. Prop does not come with the hub kit a...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Took a good ride today early in the morning on a slack tide and dead calm, saw 43.6mph (GPS) and this boat loves to cruise at 35mph. This was with a full tank of fuel (15 gals). This is with the 17" Turning Point prop which feels much better and is 1mph faster than the 19" pitch. 19" ...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

SLOW DOWN COWBOY, what's the rush? 4 posts looking for direction in a half a day and you get inpatient and go the wrong direction? Thread lock has no business with fiberglass, wood and or SMS screws, a quick Google search will provide that information. You have already botched the hole by listening ...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: cause of problem is a bad pump seal

...I guess [the cause of the engine failing to hold trim position is a] bad pump seal. If there were a bad seal in part of the hydraulic system, I would expect there would be evidence of hydraulic fluid escaping from the system. Have you found any evidence that hydraulic fluid is escaping from the ...
by dtmackey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Using Rivets to Secure Rail Base

Rivets and rail base is not a good idea. I used 10 X 1-1/4 POHSMS (phillips oval head sheet metal screws) and they "bite" right into the wood in the Whaler, rivets are just a bad idea. If #10 is stripped, you can bump up to #12. https://i.imgur.com/wvPpY2Zl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/feQ8R2ll...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Looking great and it is nice to see her running after all the effort you put in. Where do you find the time or is this boating fix-up/maintenance your business? I noticed the "Customized by Mackey Marine" on your dash but didn't notice that in any of the Whaler pictures. Happy boating thi...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Ordered a couple things today to continue the process. My butt was a little sore running around on Sunday, so I decided cushions were needed and ordered a 50" and 52" wide and 2" thick for the seats. The 2" difference is for the rear seat (thwart) since the control box key needs ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial

Looking great and it is nice to see her running after all the effort you put in. Where do you find the time or is this boating fix-up/maintenance your business? I noticed the "Customized by Mackey Marine" on your dash but didn't notice that in any of the Whaler pictures. Happy boating thi...
by dtmackey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Boating Season About to Start

By the end of August Lake Michigan will be warm 75 to 80 deg. F if we had a lot of sun. Right now her on the East side of the Lake on the SW Michigan coast whe have a balmy 62+ deg.F (20 degrees warmer than a week ago) and little vacationers and adults wind surfers are in the water. I'll wait anoth...
by dtmackey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season About to Start
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Boating Season About to Start

Started today for me, about a month later than normal due to the lousy spring we've had. I now have to make up for lost time....

Saw the buoy temps and that's pretty cold, what does the lake warm up to in the summer months?

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by dtmackey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Lauched

Went to the ramp early today to catch the high tide and launched the Whaler first and took it on a 10 mile run. Boat runs great and is so much better than the 13 it replaces. It's been 30 years since I was in a 15 and I forgot how much better they ride. Motor ran great and I only need to bump the id...
by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Mercury 2007 115 trim problem?

Before dumping on the trim unit, check the fluid level and also the manual trim override screw to make sure it's fully seated and not partially open allowing for it to tilt down. This would be common with any trim unit no matter the brand.

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by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2007 Mercury 115 Power Trim System Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re:Warranty on Mercury Parts

I was not aware Merc made a 215 outboard. Do you have more details on the motor and where you purchased? There's not [much] to a trim pump to go wrong. You may want to check the screw that allows the motor to be tilted manually to make sure it's fully seated.

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by dtmackey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Went to NH today to prep and grab my other boat and stopped at a Yamaha dealer up in that area. No fuel pump and they had only a couple of the gaskets needed, so I passed.... Spend time installing a new to me Raymarine plotter and cleaning all the pollen off the Mako. Since the old plotter was a dif...
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Hooked the cleaned (suspect) bottom carb to fuel and hit the primer and still could not firm up the bulb, so the only other fuel intrusion that could occur to the bottom cylinder was the fuel pump which received pulses from the bottom cylinder, as before the bottom cylinder filled with gas. Removed ...
by dtmackey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Registered the Whaler yesterday with no problem, andI requested a simple number which they were happy to provide. I had the registration number made by a local sign shop in red to match the Whaler logo and its a rounded edge "block-ish" style which looks great (no pic). https://i.imgur.com...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 1992 Super Sport 13 - Wood Finishing

I believe Whaler was using Honduras mahogany and it would bleach out in the sun and have a light color to it. The mahogany people are most familiar with is African mahogany, and it has a deep brown-rose color to it. Regardless of wood species, refinishing it would make your boat shine and worth the ...
by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Dutchman wrote:Splash next weekend, with the kids, now teenagers?


Kids are a little older - one just turned 16 and the other almost 18, so it'll be a bit different. I may run into Boston tomorrow at lunch and register the boat so I can give it a try this weekend. I only have a couple minor things left.

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by dtmackey
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

I love this thread. Are you able to describe how the two interior stern cleats are mounted? My halibut anchor retrieval system on my 1977 17-footer would be safer with a stern cleat. Not sure the 15' and 17' are the same from a build perspective, but I'll share the details. Cleats are mounted 22.5&...
by dtmackey
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

A little more progress and closer to completion. Raised the motor to the 3rd hole after making a template from the motor bracket to make sure I drilled the blind holes in the exact spot. I gooped with 4000 quick set polyurethane sealant. I find that it seals great and also comes apart, unlike 5200 w...
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

It was almost 8 years ago to the week when I splashed the last Whaler project and the kids met me at the dock. https://i.imgur.com/GhJhGnWl.png Rigging tube was delivered today, so I installed and wrapped up all the wiring. https://i.imgur.com/CadtVXPl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uRoFHvml.jpg https://i....
by dtmackey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: My 17 Montauk Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: My 17 Montauk Adventure

Good luck with the build.

I love looking at other project threads as everyone approaches a project from a different angle and I've picked up a few ideas over the years. If the posting of the project helps just one person with their project, then the effort of posting was worth it.

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by dtmackey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

If you don't feel like carrying a IR thermometer, there's a simple product that provides a quick visual of hub temps and if in the critical temp zone and it stays on the hub. It only tells you when temps go above the "safe" level. The IR thermometer allows for more accurate readings and al...
by dtmackey
Thu May 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS 1989 Yamaha EXCEL 225 Hudson Valley NY
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: FS 1989 Yamaha EXCEL 225 Hudson Valley NY

The Yamaha Excel 225 has what are considered to be the best heads Yamaha every put on the 2.6L two stroke motor and speed enthusiasts seek them out. I'd suggest you also post this motor over on the screamandfly.com website.

I sold one years ago and the guy drove 8 hours each way to pick it up.

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by dtmackey
Thu May 31, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 GLS 13: Relocating Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 1998 GLS 13: Relocating Battery

If you decide to move and want a smaller battery, I found the Cabela's group 22 to be an ideal battery for smaller Whalers. It's AGM, so no concern on spillage and the specs are plenty for motors 70 and under. https://i.imgur.com/lI4Van2l.jpg The only concern - there's no group 22 battery box offere...
by dtmackey
Wed May 30, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: 1988 Montauk 17: Battery Location Survey

My last 17 Montauk project (25 years ago) I moved the battery to the console to keep the aft deck space clean. Like Phil, I cut the console floor so the battery box sat on the deck and was very pleased with the results and clean stern area.

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by dtmackey
Wed May 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk LED Combined Sidelight Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Montauk LED Combined Sidelight Lamp

Sorry, I must have misunderstood, KTVAL is looking for the lamp and lamp fixture, not the just the lamp. Websters defines the lamp as the bulb itself. Definition of lamp 1 a : any of various devices for producing light or sometimes heat: such as (1) : a vessel with a wick for burning an inflammable ...
by dtmackey
Tue May 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: NMMA Used Boat Data
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: NMMA Used Boat Data

Not sure if we follow the same industry sources, but this is a good read on the surge in the outboard market.

http://boatingindustry.com/top-stories/2017/05/01/outboard-engine-sales/

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by dtmackey
Tue May 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk LED Combined Sidelight Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Montauk LED Combined Sidelight Lamp

Love LEDs and installed them in my boats, cars, house and the current draw is minimal and I find they tend to put out better light than the incandescent bulbs. I bought a bunch of these and listed them on this site several months ago and there was no interest, so I put them on eBay and they sold qui...
by dtmackey
Sun May 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

The Whaler has been consuming a large amount of time, but is winding down and a few more things on order. I decided to go with a outboard rigging tube that will bolt to the rear storage area and I'll run shift/throttle cables, main engine cable, fuel line, and some misc wiring so it looks clean with...
by dtmackey
Sun May 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

Thanks for all the input. I found a great price on a Turning Point 13.25X19 stainless prop ($200 new in box), so I grabbed it and will give it a shot. If if works out, then I won't have the Yami 17" prop rebuilt. As suggested I'll rig the motor 2 holes up and re-drill for the blind hole in the ...
by dtmackey
Thu May 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes

Cure time on West varies greatly, as pointed out by Jim, but also depends if you are using the fast or slow hardener. I'm not sure what the foil packs contain, and I've always used the fast hardener since it still takes hours to sure. Cure time does come down with increased temp. Here's an example o...
by dtmackey
Thu May 24, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes

If you are filling a hole with a
by dtmackey
Thu May 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

Thanks Jim, I have the prop calculator app on my phone and used it many times on other boats - Great tool. I'm going to go with the 19 pitch based on a conversation with someone else with a similar setup since using the calculator before testing has assumptions build in. I like the motor to run at t...
by dtmackey
Thu May 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Thanks for the kind words Jim. Got home from work tonight and assembled the motor and mounted on the boat. https://i.imgur.com/qcX1mzal.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iKvQq16l.jpg Rigging started in the now enclosed storage compartment. I still need to clean up some wiring and longer set of battery cables ...
by dtmackey
Wed May 23, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Painted the Yamaha tonight and just in time. After I moved the pieces inside, it started to shower 10 minutes later, so I was happy to have this done to let the paint cure and assemble over the weekend and hopefully mount the motor on the boat. https://i.imgur.com/7DnxMo1l.jpg Trim motor in this pic...
by dtmackey
Wed May 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Repairing Loose Fastener Holes

For stripped screw holes I prefer a pure epoxy mixture without any cabosil or filler. The idea is to have the material viscous enough to impregnate the surrounding material so that it will hold. The problem when you introduce fillers is the epoxy becomes too viscous to inject and the material cannot...
by dtmackey
Mon May 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

More progress tonight. Boat is now on the trailer and my son helped me flare the forward locker drain tube. Motor is prepped for paint and only needs a cleaning and wipe down. Trim motor should arrive Wed, so my goal is to have he motor all painted and ready to mount this weekend. https://i.imgur.co...
by dtmackey
Sun May 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

A little more progress. Battery is mounted. https://i.imgur.com/DudJjvql.jpg With back panel in place. https://i.imgur.com/ENzSApKl.jpg Since I could not find a battery tray or box for a group 22 battery, I have to build my own from starboard. Initial thoughts were to place on the deck and strap it,...
by dtmackey
Sun May 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

A little more progress.

Image
by dtmackey
Sun May 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

Thank you for your opinion Jim. The place I bring props for reconditioning has been in business for 50 years and I've walked through their operation on more than one occasion and it's pretty impressive. They do all the local Coast Guard and Gloucester fishing fleet and also have vans that run from N...
by dtmackey
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Launched - Sea Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5866

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Battery arrived today (Group 22) and IMHO this is the perfect battery for 13 and 15 Whalers. Smaller in size than a group 24 and since it's AGM it can stand deep cycling without the concern of damage of the typcial lead/acid battery. https://i.imgur.com/lI4Van2m.jpg https://i.imgur.com/H8DcdTFm.jpg ...
by dtmackey
Sat May 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70
Replies: 9
Views: 381

SUPER SPORT 15 Yamaha 70

A SUPER SPORT 15 has a Yamaha 70-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine. I am looking for suggestions for a propeller. The boat is in project stage now, so I can't test anything, but the engine came with a Yamaha stainless propeller that's painted black and size 13 x 17. The proeller does have dings. Is a...