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Repower 1968 Whaler
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posted 06-12-2002 10:40 AM ET (US)
Is a 1997 115 hp Yahama too much motor for a 1968 16' 7" Whaler. As far as too heavy or too much power.
posted 06-12-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)
I have had a 1986 115 yamaha on our 1971 nauset since 1986. Before that a 100hp Johnson. The motor works great and performance is excellent. Top speed on speedometer is 45mph. Boat does not feel overpowered, nor does it get squirelly.
posted 06-12-2002 01:35 PM ET (US)
Not sure where you are coming from in terms of are you going to buy boat and motor, or jsut repower with a pre-owned motor. I have a 69 Nauset with a new 90hp Yamaha and it has power a plenty. Personally, I stayed away from anything larger strickly from a weight perspective, but this was not based on a specific expereince with having had too much weight on the boat, I just felt it might be too much for my purposed and usage. Most on this forum power the 16'7" hull with a 90 or even a 70 4 stroke, although as Rsess
posted 06-12-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)
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