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plynhky posted 06-07-2002 08:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for plynhky   Send Email to plynhky  
Am thinking about buying a four stroke to put on a 15 sport. what do you think? It used to have a 70 'rude.
sakojim posted 06-07-2002 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for sakojim  Send Email to sakojim     
Just repowered my 65 Sakonnet with the very same and had the maiden voyage last weekend. This motor is great! Quiet and plenty of power for me, because I mainly fish. I don't have a speed gauge, but I'm pretty sure the boat was toping out at 32-35 mph. But one cruise does not a motor make, ask me in 5 years. If your thinking about one, just buy it, I'm glad I did. The size and weight is just right for the boat and I don't think a 75 Hp would have given me any more for more my money. Jim
mbking1 posted 06-07-2002 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
I have a Merc 60 EFI 4 stroke on my Montauk. 36 hours on it so far. Love it. Alwasy starts on 1st crank, quiet..great. Mark
Highwater posted 06-08-2002 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Do you happen to know how much they weigh? Where is the best place to buy them?
jimh posted 06-08-2002 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The 4-cylinder 4-stroke Mercury 60 engine has a displacement of 60.8 cubic-inches and weighs 236 lbs.

This same powerhead is shared among the 40, 50, and 60 HP 4-stroke engines in the Mercury line. Power trim is standard. These powerheads may also be similar to Yamaha engines.

To begin price comparison shopping, I would contact BASS PRO SHOPS. They sell Mercury engines as "loose" engines in substantial volume, aided by their very aggressive pricing. This will give you a baseline price. Your local dealer may not be able to match it, but at least you will know how far off the mark he is. If the difference in price is not significant, you may choose to do business with your local dealer, which always seems to me to be a good choice if the financials allow it.

Highwater posted 06-08-2002 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Thanks! If I ever have to re-power my newly-aquired 1977 15', this sounds like the perfect engine.
plynhky posted 06-08-2002 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for plynhky  Send Email to plynhky     
What length boat is a 65 Sakonnet? Is it similar to the 1981 15 sport?
jimh posted 06-08-2002 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
To plynhky: All your questions about the SAKONNET model can be answered in the Reference section. See the 16/17 pages.

I gave the wrong weight for the 60-HP. With the EFI gear now available in 2002, this modern marvel of Mercury engineering weighs 248 lbs.

Highwater posted 06-10-2002 02:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
If someone were in the market to repower a 15' with a 4-stroke engine, would the Mercury 60's relative low weight make it an excellent choice? Are we talking about the Big Foot model? Are all of the 2002 4-stroke Mercury 60 hp engines EFI?
Bigshot posted 06-10-2002 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
The weight is the same as a 3 cyl 2 stroke. they are EFI and it would be my #1 choice for a 15' even if it is a Merc.
Highwater posted 06-10-2002 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Bass Pro Shop will sell it to me with controls for $6603, or $6800 with a stainless prop. This price is uninstalled but it does include tax. They do not take trade-ins.

Would installing it yourself void the warranty? Would you put it on a jackplate?

I was hoping to get $1000 for my 1987 70 hp Nissan and pay $5000 for the new 4-stroke, making my total re-power cost $4000. Am I dreaming?

Bigshot posted 06-10-2002 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
No....I can get you a 60 zuki for $4300 or a 70 for $4500, 2000 leftovers in FL though. Shipping would only be $2-300 and you would not pay tax.
Bigshot posted 06-10-2002 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Self installation does not void warranty and I would do the SS prop for $197. The Zuki comes with alum prop but controls would have to be bought. I can get you controls, tach, and wiring harness for under $400.
lhg posted 06-11-2002 12:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
We know why there are so many OMC leftovers, by why 2 year old Suzuki 4-strokes, so cheap?
Did the company overstock the Dealerships?
Bigshot posted 06-11-2002 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Beats me! I think Zuki finds these things in the back of warehouses and offers them to their better dealers or something. I have a Kawasaki ZRX1100 which the dealers by me can't keep on the floor for more than a week or so. One just aquired (2) 2000 leftovers, where did they come from?

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