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6 cyl Merc on a 13 footer
|Author||Topic: 6 cyl Merc on a 13 footer|
posted 10-22-2002 06:02 PM ET (US)
Check this out!
posted 10-22-2002 08:33 PM ET (US)
That thing must be a rocket.
It does not look like WOT there thow.
posted 10-22-2002 10:28 PM ET (US)
I think he needs the side rails. He is about to fall out....what a waste of a good boat! I thought I had problem getting to a plane loaded, but that is the other end of the spectrum!
posted 10-23-2002 07:04 AM ET (US)
Good job with Photoshop.
posted 10-23-2002 08:58 AM ET (US)
Back then....I would not doubt that photo at all. If it was photoshop, I doubt they would pick a red 60hp or whatever it is. Nobody realized the consequences of overpowering back then. If the transom did not rip off in a day, she was good.
posted 10-23-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)
I'll bet "Dude" left pucker marks on the seat...
posted 10-23-2002 04:25 PM ET (US)
Reminds of the last thing a red-neck says before he dies....
"Hey yall watch this!!"
posted 10-23-2002 04:50 PM ET (US)
Yall just jellious his boat is better and faster then your's : )
posted 10-23-2002 05:19 PM ET (US)
I am not!
posted 10-23-2002 05:47 PM ET (US)
Here is the other picture on his site.
posted 10-23-2002 05:50 PM ET (US)
I'll try my limited UBB skills again.
posted 10-23-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)
See the letters NH on the side. That explans it all.
posted 10-24-2002 09:13 AM ET (US)
Never thought a 13' could ride a rail like that. Not an old photo being the pontoon in the background and 4 numbers on the boat(back a ways it was only 3).
posted 10-24-2002 10:21 AM ET (US)
But mine is bigger!!!
|Tom W Clark||
posted 10-24-2002 12:16 PM ET (US)
The photos are perfectly contemporary. They come from an antique Mercury Outboard web site and the motor is obviously a restored motor being run around some lake somewhere.
For the record, the motor in question is from the late 1950's and is a Mark 75 which is a 60 hp motor (at the powerhead.) Not really that extraordinary.
The one odd thing is the amount of bank in that turn. 13's don't normally run like that, I wonder if the motor is a 20" shaft and if that's contributing.
posted 10-24-2002 01:22 PM ET (US)
WoooHooo! I just guessed on the 60hp. Anyway I agree Tom, that rail riding puzzled me also. Normally a 13 will just slide when turned that hard, especially with the engine in a inward trim position. I doubt they made a 15" 60hp but they could have. Is that one of those groovy engines that the distributor rotates 180 to start the engine backwards for reverse?
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