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JerryS posted 07-08-2001 11:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for JerryS   Send Email to JerryS  
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?
CIELO3428 posted 07-09-2001 07:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for CIELO3428  Send Email to CIELO3428     
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
Bigshot posted 07-09-2001 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Boat is old, be gentle with it. I would say a 25hp 4 stroke or a 30 2 stroke.
OkieWhaler posted 07-09-2001 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for OkieWhaler  Send Email to OkieWhaler     
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
Samars posted 07-09-2001 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Oakie...

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

Erik posted 07-09-2001 05:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Erik    
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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