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ffoliver posted 07-18-2002 11:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for ffoliver   Send Email to ffoliver  
1976 Island taxi had 40HP Johnson for the last 10 years. Sold engine. Felt it was too heavy and intermitent engine oil buzzer was not a comforting noise. Boat mostly hauls people and stuff to island camp about 1.5 miles from shore.
Thinking about 30HP Johnson SS because it's premix (simple) and light 117 or so pounds.
Or Yamaha 30HP LS a bit heavier but probably a better motor? Short shaft not availible, so it would require transom build-up???I have no experience with this, common? Drawbacks??
Motor and transom advise appreciated.
Bigshot posted 07-19-2002 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
That 30 has been made since 1976 so I would not classify it as a "inferior" engine. Great engine on that boat, I had a 35 for over 1200 hours with zero problems & only 1 waterpump.
ffoliver posted 07-20-2002 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for ffoliver  Send Email to ffoliver     
Thanks for confirming my intention. The 35 was just about the most ideal powerplant for the 13s. Today, the 30 is the closest to that set up. I'll go find one and stop pesting you!
JFM posted 07-21-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
ff, if your boat is a 1976 13 it has a 20" transom. So a 20" will work just fine. If you really have a 15" transom you my find a deal on a Yamaha F40 15" shaft. Dealers stuck with these only have cheap jonboats or old 13' Whalers to hang them on. They are great on fuel economy and don't weigh much. Regards, Jay
ffoliver posted 07-25-2002 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ffoliver  Send Email to ffoliver     
Whoops. I may be a bit off on my year. The boat has serial number stenciled in white in the middle of the transom starting with "2A". I called a BW dealer and he thought the vintage was more late 60s. I measure about 15' from top to bottom. So I may be optimistic to think it's so new. Contemplating 25HP Merc Big Foot thinking the boat runs often with three-four adults on board. I don't need speed but I haul alot of people and luggage at times.
JFM posted 07-25-2002 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
You need a 15" shaft motor, or block up your transom. Regards, Jay

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