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Fred posted 06-19-2000 09:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for Fred   Send Email to Fred  
I have a '71 13' with a 40hp Johnson looking to get as much out of it as I can. Any suggestions on the best way to do this? New prop?
whalernut posted 06-19-2000 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Fred, you are already at the maximum recommended horsepower. I had a 1971 `13 Sport myself, and I had a 1976 35h.p. Evinrude on it and it flew. I also trolled with it with no problem. If you are going to ski and tube and stuff, then I guess getting more out of a 40h.p. is a good idea. Good luck-Jack Graner.
Fred posted 06-19-2000 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fred  Send Email to Fred     
Thanks. I'm thinking about trying to do some skiing and was not wanting to move up in engine size, but just make this one run a little stronger......or better.
goldstem posted 06-20-2000 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
I had a '76 13 with a 40 johnson.
I ran 2 props.

a 12" pitch for skiing and a 14 for cruising. Changing props is a bit of a
pain but obviously I felt it was worth it.

be sure to keep the weight in back and the
engine tilted out as far as it will go without pourposing. Most people set it to the last pin out but mine was on the hairy edge of pourposing there, unless I was alone
with just one tank of gas - so I usually
backed it in one pin.

Fred posted 06-21-2000 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fred  Send Email to Fred     
michael, thanks for the tip...i'll give it a try. Fred

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