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|Author||Topic: transom height???|
|david in boston||
posted 05-17-2000 09:09 AM ET (US)
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
posted 05-17-2000 10:29 AM ET (US)
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)
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?
posted 05-17-2000 05:38 PM ET (US)
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:
posted 05-17-2000 05:45 PM ET (US)
In regards to electronics pricing, if you are looking for other pricing, check with Clint at Three Rivers Marine Electronics.
posted 05-17-2000 08:36 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-19-2000 08:02 PM ET (US)
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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