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13' with 35hp Johnson
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posted 04-12-2001 11:41 AM ET (US)
Does anyone know what kind of proformance frank bell got from his 13' w/35hp on pg.23. I remember seeing it somewhere but now i cant find it.He went by the name fgb i think.Thanks
posted 04-12-2001 08:52 PM ET (US)
Erik, I don`t know either, but I do know that I use to have a 1971 `13 Sport with a 1976 35 h.p. Evinrude(2 cylinder) and it flew. I imagine the new 35h.p. 3 cylinder would really make the `13 footer very fast! Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 04-13-2001 10:03 PM ET (US)
ERIK,I HAVE A 1981 13 SPORT WHICH ORIGIONALLY HAD A 35 HP EVINRUDE. TWO YEARS AGO I REPLACED THE EVINRUDE WITH A NEW 30 HP MERC. WITH POWER TRIM AND TILT. THE BOAT WORKS VERY GOOD AND TOPS OUT AT 38 MPH ON GPS WITH ONE ADULT ON BOARD
posted 04-14-2001 06:18 PM ET (US)
The 30hp merc pushes the boat at 38mph!? Thats pretty good for a 30hp. Im tryin to figure out what engine to fit on the 13. The mercury dealer we had around here closed down cause everyone was bring back there engines to be fixed. They were not reliable. I want something higher than 30 but not as high and heavy as 40. Johnson's 35hp is to heavy the nissan 40hp is both lighter and cheaper.Im leaning towards a 30hp Johnson or a 40hp nissan. Can't make up my mine.
posted 04-14-2001 08:24 PM ET (US)
Erik - Do you really have a boat?
posted 04-14-2001 08:51 PM ET (US)
Erik, The new 30 h.p. Johnson 2 cylinder is very similar to the old 76` 35 h.p. 2 cylinder J/E(ran awsome on my old 71` `13 Sport, fast and trolled great). The 30 would be perfect in my opinion, power and low weight to boot. I believe they are still non-VRO, and in my opinion a good thing, more to go wrong with those(VRO). Also did you look at the Tohatsu`s(Nissan sister engine). Once a year they run the 6 year warranty offer for free! If you can wait, that sounds like a good deal. I always wondered why American made engines don`t have enough faith in their product to offer the free 6 year warranty? Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 04-14-2001 09:37 PM ET (US)
I dount have the boat now but i can get one with out an engine easy 'n' cheap.
I have looked at both nissan and tohatsu i feel that there basicly the same engine with diffrent covers. I guess they have diffrent warranties. Also if i do deside on 30hp i would want the biggest 2cyl. 30hp out there which is Johnson. Nissan is the second biggest and then yamaha I believe.
Does anyone have an idea how a 30hp Johnson with a cmc power tilt & trim (which has a 5.5 inch setback)along with doel-fins and spinning a 13pitch cupped stainless steel prop proform on a 13? What kind of speed can i exspect on a solo run and would it push 4 people at a moderate speed?Thanks
posted 04-18-2001 04:18 PM ET (US)
cmc power t/t cost $359.00, i think you better of use this money to buy the motor with p t/t,"no resell market value on the power t/t, most biger motor they come with t/t anyway", and put the cmc 2 piece jackplate on it,cost $139, this will really make it proformance better, william
posted 04-18-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)
I rather have less weight. With the cmc power t&t i get power tilt and the setback. I was just wondering if anyone knew how the 13 would run with the things i listed above.
posted 04-19-2001 10:28 PM ET (US)
Have a 13 foot sport, a 1975 to be exact, it has a Evinrude 40 horsepower with rejetted carbs, approxiamtely 50 horsepower and does good for what we need her to do. The Evinrude is a 1982 two cycle.
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