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david in boston posted 05-17-2000 09:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for david in boston   Send Email to david in boston  
I just installed a new engine on my 72 17' whaler I got the boat without an engine, my first boat. now that the 20" shaft engine is installed it seems a little short on the whaler transom wich measures approx 22" . I was told 17' whalers take 20" shaft engines. is this true? I havent taken the boat out for a test ride yet but was wondering if anyone had any info on transom heights vs. engine shaft length for whalers. the lower fin on the engine is about 3/4 of an inch above the lowest point on the transom. I was told it should be level with the base of the transom or a little below. Thanks David
Clark Roberts posted 05-17-2000 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
You are good to go! All 17 Whalers have 20"(measured vertically) transoms... recommendation is mounting engine with anti-cavitation plate level with or up to 1" above lowest point on keel... sounds like you are just right! happy Whalin'... Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
david in boston posted 05-17-2000 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for david in boston  Send Email to david in boston     
I knew I could count on somebody in here knowing the scoop. Thanks for your help. I'm going out this friday for first shakedown cruise. all I need is a radio. was thinking of a west marine aurora plus vhf radio. also a garmin 48 GPS. any comments on these products?
kent posted 05-17-2000 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for kent    
David, I think you are right on the money with the Garmin product for the GPS, but I would seriously consider ICOM for your VHF. If you want lots of info on any electronics, I would suggest you visit:

kent posted 05-17-2000 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for kent    
In regards to electronics pricing, if you are looking for other pricing, check with Clint at Three Rivers Marine Electronics.

dfmcintyre posted 05-17-2000 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
David -

Welcome to the world of Whaler owners, and welcome to the forum!

I've had two of the little Raytheon Ray52 radios, one in my Montauk and the other in my current Outrage. Nice little waterproof radios. Current price in Boaters World is $189. For $159 you can get the same in a non-scan mode.

Just about any Garmin product that will fit you budget will be fine. I'm using a Garmin 135 (no longer in production) combination sounder and chartplotter and like it.

Alioop posted 05-19-2000 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alioop  Send Email to Alioop     
David,I have a 77'montuak and I bought a garmin 128 after looking at a handheld,the 128 does not not cost that much more than a good handheld but the screen display is much lager and easier to see on the 128.If you don't want the seperate antenna look at the model 126 it uses a internal antenna. I also repowered this year with a new 70 horse Yamaha.I fish and cruise Boston harbor,maybe some time we can run across one another,e-mail me if you have any questions on the gps Alioop

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