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Weight considerations for 80HP 4-stroke on a Montauk
|Author||Topic: Weight considerations for 80HP 4-stroke on a Montauk|
posted 03-08-2008 05:24 PM ET (US)
I'm considering a purchase of 80's Montauk. One consideration is the weight of the 80HP 4-stroke '00 Yamaha. It wouldn't be the ideal motor but the boat is in great shape and the $9k price seems reasonable. Thanks in advance for your input.
posted 03-08-2008 05:58 PM ET (US)
I have the 88spl 2 cycle with a duel battery setup in the rear ,, both batteries weigh together about 70lb and when I'm back there at 180 i still have plenty of transom out of the water,,
posted 03-08-2008 08:15 PM ET (US)
Weight is fine..buy and enjoy.
posted 03-08-2008 10:15 PM ET (US)
mrmatt, don't worry about the weight. I have a 100hp 4S and 4hp 4S kicker and stern seat on my Montauk. I fish up to ten miles off in saltwater.
Enjoy, plus a new 90hp 4S Yamaha alone is about $9K.
posted 03-08-2008 10:39 PM ET (US)
mrmatt, here's proof that a 80hp isn't too much weight. See the white caps in the background. We were five miles off and were just getting to run in - more comfortable in the stern. http://www.flickr.com/photos/seadog_fishing/1725188074/in/ set-72157602663761689/ .
posted 03-09-2008 09:18 AM ET (US)
I have a 1982 Montauk with a Yamaha 75HP four stroke on it. It does not weigh the stern down at all.
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