17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp

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17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp

Postby Mattwarner » Mon May 14, 2018 11:38 am

I have a classic 17 which currently has a 90hp 2 stroke Tohatsu, I have yet to run it as its been a winter project and the motor seems fine however its been my plan to repower with a new motor for economical and (hopefully) trouble free boating for me and the family.

As I have two young children and boat in the sea in the UK the conditions are often pretty choppy and top speed isn't really a concern, the Merc 60hp is appealing due to being around $2000 cheaper than the F70 yam and being lightweight, however does anyone run one of these motors and if so what are their thoughts?

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Re: 17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp

Postby Phil T » Mon May 14, 2018 11:46 am

Matt -

Here is one good discussion.


One more slightly older but still helpful:


Note my comments don't apply since you don't want speed.

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Re: 17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp

Postby mskin314 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:31 am

Those 2 Stroke Tohatsus are great engines. If compression is good, you could clean the carbs, service the water pump and lower unit, change spark plugs, and have a very reliable engine.