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Scalzo posted 01-16-2001 03:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Scalzo   Send Email to Scalzo  
I have an 84 Montauk that I just repowered with a 100 hp Yamaha 4-stroke. I asked the dealer to install a new Morse control (the classic model, all chrome). Everybody at the dealership tried to talk me out of it, but I held my ground. It got installed, works perfectly, and was $50 less then the Yamaha binnacle mount throttle that they wanted me to use (although I spent that on a seperate trim swithch) I asked the guy who did the actual instalation if he had any problems, and he said "peice of cake."
stagalv posted 01-16-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
No doubt the Morse control looks great. I recently made the decision to go with the OMC binnacle mount with my new engine on my Montauk. I wanted the Morse but didn't want to have a separate hole for key start and a separate hole for trim switch. The binnacle has it all in one. I paid $301 for mine. Rex
whalerfreak posted 01-16-2001 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerfreak  Send Email to whalerfreak     
Hey Scalzo, just curious to see how you like your new motor, what prop you picked, if you ever play in the salt, and what your top speed is (or will be)?
Steve Leone posted 01-16-2001 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
The availability for replacement cables seems to be alot easier with the Morse than the Yamaha, Mercury and O.M.C. applications. Cheaper in price too I believe. Good choice!!! Steve in El Cerrito
andygere posted 01-17-2001 01:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Scalzo, way to stick to your guns. For folks who already have a Morse, and seperate ignition and trim, going to the new plastic units leaves a bunch of holes to fill. I hope my Johnson run a while longer now that I've seen the cost/hassle of a repower. I noticed that Tohatsu Nissan show a DI 90 coming soon. I didn't see either at the show, but they seem to be best on price for most motors.
Scalzo posted 01-17-2001 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scalzo  Send Email to Scalzo     
I've only had it on the water for a couple hours, but it blows away the Johnson 90 that I had before (It only weighs about 30 lbs. more). Great acceleration, very quiet, no smoke. I got the basic aluminum prop, guessing that I can always move up to stainless later if I want more mph (I got 40 mph on my Garmin with two people and 20 gal, of fuel). It really likes about 30-35 mph- you can barely hear the engine. As for salt water, it has a new hose attatchment that makes it really easy to flush daily.
whalerfreak posted 01-17-2001 03:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerfreak  Send Email to whalerfreak     
sounds like a nice outboard choice, probably gonna get the same for the my Menemsha. thanks
stagalv posted 01-17-2001 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Scalzo, can you give us a ballpark figure of what a new Yamaha 100hp 4 stroke costs? Rex
Scalzo posted 01-17-2001 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Scalzo  Send Email to Scalzo     
List price is $8,600 for just the motor, but I paid in the mid $7,000s for the motor and prop. Controls, gauges, and installation are on top of that. There not cheap, but now that I have one, I'll never go back to two-strokes. My latest daydream is a mid-eighties 22 Outrage with a new 225 HP Yamaha 4-stroke that is coming out this year.

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