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2 or 4 stroke for a 13ft. Whaler?
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posted 07-08-2001 11:36 PM ET (US)
I need advice on powering my 1965 13ft. Whaler I just bought. Are the new 4 stroke engines in the 35 to 40 hp range too heavy? Should I go with the traditional 2 stroke?
posted 07-09-2001 07:02 AM ET (US)
IN MY EXPERENCE (37 YRS WITH
SAME 13 FT BW) THE BOAT PREFORMS
BEST WITH NO MORE THAN 125LB
ON THE TRANSOM AND FUEL AND BATT
(IF YOU HAVE ONE) FORWARD MY
FUEL TANK IS 12 GAL UNDER FORWARD
SEAT. I WOULD GO WITH A 30 HP
TOHATSU OR NISSAN
posted 07-09-2001 10:12 AM ET (US)
Boat is old, be gentle with it. I would say a 25hp 4 stroke or a 30 2 stroke.
posted 07-09-2001 12:24 PM ET (US)
I repowered my '67 13' with a 30 Tohatsu in 1992 and am pleased with the performance. It will plane nicely with four adults, pull Jr. Skiers, & troll for King Mackrel. A lawn mower battery starts it & 6 gal of gas goes a long way. Holler if you you would like more specific performance or rigging info! gary
posted 07-09-2001 12:30 PM ET (US)
I am bringing back to life a 67 13 footer and have asked this question before....with your smaller battery (motorcycle or lawn tractor) are any problems...seems like a reasonable solution to the space constaints in this small of a boat
posted 07-09-2001 05:31 PM ET (US)
OkieWhaler, How does your whaler run with the 30hp tohatsu? Im thinkin about getting a similar setup. What kinda topend speed and how does it perform with 4 people?-thanks
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