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jimithing posted 03-16-2002 04:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimithing   Send Email to jimithing  
what length motor do I need for a 13 whaler.....15 or 20 inch shaft? Thanks
Tom W Clark posted 03-16-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Well, you need either a 15" or a 20" motor. If your boat has the 15" transom, get a 15" shaft motor and if your boat has a 20" transom, then get a 20" shaft motor.

OK, OK, here's the scoop: if your boat is Desert Tan on the inside, then it takes a 20" motor. If it's blue and has the full width slashwell, then it has a "notched" transom and requires a 15" motor.

jimithing posted 03-16-2002 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     

Thanks. Its is a 1980 hull I bought yesterday and am learning day by day. The only thing is I dont have the boat nearby and cant measure the transom. I guess I need a 20 inch since it is desert tan. Thanks for the help. Also any idea where they sell yamaha's cheap....looking for a 2 stroke 30 or 40 and was wondering if there was a place that sold wholesale somewhere in the country.

whalernut posted 03-16-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I think 30h.p. motor would be great for the `13, light and powerefull, the 40`s are pretty heavy.. You definatly have the 20inch transom!! Jack.
weed monkey posted 03-17-2002 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for weed monkey    
You might try as he is in Ashland, not too far from Richmond.
Duncan posted 03-18-2002 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Don't rule out the Evinrude/Johnson 35HPs. They are light, simple and reliable. I repowered w/ an old Merc 40 and have missed my Johnson ever since.
jimithing posted 03-18-2002 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     

a little gunshy on the omc.....can you put my mind to rest because they really are cheaper? Thanks

Bigshot posted 03-18-2002 11:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Anything under 40hp is basically bulletproof. No matter what 25-35hp you buy will be a good engine, even the smaller Forces were ok. I have a 1985 9.9hp that starts everytime in 1 or 2 pulls. The only engines I have blown were Mercs.

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