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Barnett Childress posted 10-02-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barnett Childress   Send Email to Barnett Childress  
Reciently completed a re-power with a Yamaha 90hp 2 stroke & Yamaha T8 4 stroke hi-thrust kicker and I'm thrilled with this combo!

Dual binnacle controls, steering rod connector, full gauges, elect start & PT&T on the kicker lets me control both engines easily from the helm.

The Yam 90 has all the power I need and then some. Easily pulled 2 large teenage boys on tubes at the same time with 2 to 3 adults on board.

The T8 is a trollers dream. Very smooth! Gives 1MPH @ tick over & pushes the Montauk 7.5 MPH @ WOT.

Played hooky yesterday. Put out 2 rods and trolled some flat fish. Caught 2 nice Rainbow trout! Hope the wife gets me some downriggers for xmas :>.

Boat finaly runs beautifuly without the list to port or porposing problems I had before.

PMUCCIOLO posted 10-02-2002 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Congratulations on your selection(s)!
John from Madison CT posted 10-02-2002 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

I'm glad it worked out and you took my recommendation. I believe the 90hp Yamaha is the best overall Weight/Size/Speed performer available. All the other big 90hp V4's take up way too much room and the small speed advantage they offer just isn't worth it nor necessary.

Good Luck,


Mark D posted 10-03-2002 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
I too just repowered my 17' Montauk w/ a 90 HP Yamaha. Up from a 70 HP OMC
Hobie1981 posted 10-04-2002 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hobie1981  Send Email to Hobie1981     
Barnett: Where did you buy your Yammie. May I ask how much for motor, accessories, and mounting ?



Barnett Childress posted 10-05-2002 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I bought everything as a package both motors, dual throttle controls, gauges, brackets, steering rod, etc. Also had a Merc 90 hp 4 stroke trade in. I bought from Action Marine in Webster MA. They were competitive on price (not lowest) but also being both a Yam & Merc dealer gave me a great trade allowance.

I chose them after talking to the service guy that was going to do the work. We just clicked and I trusted him. He did an awsome job.

Shopping around here in central MASS price was around $6200 for Yam 90 2 stroke with single throttle, aluminum prop ready to go.

Depending on where you are, you probably can do a bit better.

Hobie1981 posted 10-05-2002 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hobie1981  Send Email to Hobie1981     
Barnett: Actually $6200 for motor, mtg, prop etc. sounds pretty good. Did the accessories include: keyswitch, tach, harness, cables, binicle. Did the $6200 include tax ???


whalerdude posted 10-07-2002 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
I was putting a lot of thought into replacing my 2 stroke Yamaha 90 with a 4 cycle 100. I finally realized that the Yamaha 90 is the perfect engine for the Montauk. It is light weight-like the Montauk. The motor has lots of power & speed. The boat handles noticibly better than my old montauk with a 306lb Johnson 90.

I am staying with it. When I hear that they are ending production of this engine I will buy another one to replace my 1991 model.

Barnett Childress posted 10-09-2002 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
Price if I remember right was for motor, prop, throttle, key switch. Tax not included and reuse existing gagues with some kind of harness kit. Also now that I think about it several places wanted around $500 for de-rigging/re-rigging.

Best is to call call them and tell them exactly what you want. They will quote a price over the phone.

I had a big project and negotiated everything as one deal.
Good luck,

compounder posted 10-11-2002 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Glad to hear you are happy Barnett! Helps to re-affirm that I made the right choice among all this 4-stroke hysteria.
Barnett Childress posted 10-11-2002 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
Thanks to everyone who helped me think thru my choice!

I still have 2 more hrs to finish my break in/double oil period on the 90. I was hopeing to get more time with her (the Montauk) this weekend, but the weather looks like its going to be crappy and her (the wife), has other plans for me :<!

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