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beachedwhale posted 02-08-2001 08:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for beachedwhale   Send Email to beachedwhale  
have 1968 16' center con. Looking for 4 stroke repower. Any experience or comments with 80 Yamaha or 70 merc on performance or ride would be appreciated. Other suggestions for repower would also be appreciated. thanks in advace.
Dick posted 02-09-2001 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a 1999 Montauk powered with a Mercury 50hp 4 stroke. Runs in the mid 30s, on plane in a jiffy and handles great. Very easy on fuel also. Probably couldn't ski with it but I'm to old for that anyway.
Dick
Soho posted 02-15-2001 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
For what it is worth, I am repowering my 69 Nauset and am going with another 90 Yamaha 2 stroke. Plenty of threads on this site about repowering, but from I could tell, the 90 Yamaha is a good balance of power vs weight etc. and is a popular choice amongst this learned crowd. The 4 strokes tend be be heavier ( and cleaner and quieter ) and some people have commented that this does impact ride/handling. Extra cost and unknown effect of the extra weight steered me to the 90...

Ciao,

Ron

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