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Axel posted 11-01-2000 06:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for Axel   Send Email to Axel  
Getting ready to power a 'vintage' 13' BW that was given to me. It needed everything and had no motor. Now the question/problem.

1. What size used motor do I need for fishing and runabout duty ( with 1 to 3 in the boat ) on the Patomac river. Manufacturer?
2. Is the prop that comes on the motor sufficient or do I need to upgrade ( is the 13 too small to benefit from this upgrade?)

Any and all comment are appreciated as this is my first Whaler, certainly not my last judging by the loyalty they seem to inspire!

Axel

Peter posted 11-01-2000 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Axel,

Years ago I had a 1974 13' sport and I ran an 1977 Evinrude 35 on the back. I would try to load up the boat with as much light horsepower that you can. The 35 weighed in at about 110 lbs. The prop that came with the motor was a 10-1/2 x 11 alumninum and was good for all around performance. For speed and rough water bite, I also had a 10 x 13 stainless steel prop. You should have your motor rigger figure out what the best prop is for your installation taking into account the load you will most often use. The difference in performance between 1 and 3 people in that hull can be very significant depending on the hp of the motor.

tcm posted 11-01-2000 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for tcm    
Axel,

Expand this forum back to the last year. There is some good info about powering a 13.

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