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awares posted 02-04-2001 08:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for awares   Send Email to awares  
I am restoring a 1968 Whaler and I am trying to decide what size motor. I am also converting it over to mechanical steering. Any comments or concerns would be welcomed.
whalernut posted 02-04-2001 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Awares, the shaft length is 15 inches. If OMC wasn`t on the rocks, I would suggest the 25/30 h.p. 2-stroke, light and powerfull. What ever brand you use I personally would go with a 25/30h.p. engine 2-stroke. If you go 4-stroke, stay under 200lbs(I would stay under 150lbs.). That goes for all the engines. I had a 71` `13 Sport with a 76` 35h.p. Evinrude(2 cylinder version). Light with tons of power and speed. The new Johnson 35h.p.`s are 3 cylinder and heavy. I believe Yamaha makes a 30h.p. 2-stroke short shaft(15 in.). Regards-Jack Graner.
andygere posted 02-05-2001 01:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I wouldn't put anything less than a 40 hp on a 13 unless you only use it alone. Tohatsu/Nissan are making a short shaft (15") 40 that would be ideal, and the prices are rock bottom. There are several other threads on this topic posted earlier in the Performance forum.

Just my 2 cents.

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