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nd2bfshn posted 06-30-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for nd2bfshn   Send Email to nd2bfshn  
I have a '66 whaler sakonnett (I think?)
I need to replace the steering cable.
I'm guessing that I may end up just replacing the entire steering system. Does anyone know where I can get this, or if there are any other systems that would work for this boat? Any info. would be greatly appreciated. HIN # 35123 it has the center console, reversable pilot seat, and a 55hp
Johnson. Thanks,
buster1389 posted 06-30-2002 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for buster1389  Send Email to buster1389     
nd2bfshn posted 06-30-2002 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for nd2bfshn  Send Email to nd2bfshn     
Thanks for the info. on the site.
Does anyone have info. on the boat.
Did my boat come with this engine?
If I have more than a couple people in
the boat in won't plane out. Any ideas on
engine size that would be more appropriate
for this size of boat? It's in average
condition. What should this boat be worth?
RKM posted 07-01-2002 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for RKM  Send Email to RKM     
Last year I bought a 1969 Eastport with all the original steering, electrical, etc. I trashed everything. For the steering I put in hydraulic. It is great and was easy to install. I recommend the rear mounted unit from Sea Star because it is totally invisible. It fits the existing place in the console by drilling only 3 mounting holes which are covered by the SS mounting plate.
nd2bfshn posted 07-01-2002 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for nd2bfshn  Send Email to nd2bfshn     
I just installed a new system that I got
from a local shop. Had to cut a 3" hole
in the console but it works great. I would
still like to hear from anyone who knows
if my boat is what I think it is. Engine
size and price range for this boat. Sorry
if these seem like stupid questions but I
just got the boat and know nothing but what
I've gotten online.
66Sakonnet posted 07-10-2002 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for 66Sakonnet  Send Email to 66Sakonnet     
We have a 66 sakonnet with a merc 115.. planes no problem, top speed (with GPS) of 43MPH
Bigshot posted 07-11-2002 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
If it is a 3cyl then it may be the original engine if boat was a leftover(55's came out in 68). A 2 cyl engine(which would be newer(mid 70's) is a bit small for a 16. Depending on condition it could be worth anywhere from $1500-$5000. On a older 16 I think a 70hp is a great engine. Remember the older 55 is about 45hp in todays standards. If worn may only be 30hp.
nd2bfshn posted 07-11-2002 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for nd2bfshn  Send Email to nd2bfshn     
Sorry I took so long to reply. Went to Riffe
lake (Washington state) fishing and just got
back. It's a 2cyl. Any recomendations on years and makes of engines I should use. What should I expect to pay for one. The old johnson seems to run good, just low on power. Would it be worth trying to sell it on the open market, or just trade in?

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