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dist6b posted 06-12-2002 10:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for dist6b   Send Email to dist6b  
Is a 1997 115 hp Yahama too much motor for a 1968 16' 7" Whaler. As far as too heavy or too much power.
rsess1 posted 06-12-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for rsess1  Send Email to rsess1     
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.
Soho posted 06-12-2002 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
dist6b,

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

Soho posted 06-12-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
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dist6b,
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 Rsess1 notes the boat may carry more with no problem. Others on the forum will alert you to the fact that your insurance is void if you overpower etc. I suggest you also check back on prior threads as this topic is discussed often !

Ciao,

Ron

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