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sport15er posted 11-04-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for sport15er   Send Email to sport15er  
It looks like I'm taking the plunge and replacing my '87 60hp Evinrude. I'm interested in what choices some of you have made. The 60 was more than enough power for me; cruising, tubing, & fishing. Would I be satisfied with a new 40-50 hp?
And of course I'm concerned with the added weight of the newer models.
p.s. The boat is an '87 Supersport15.
Thnx and looking forward to any opinions.
captbone posted 11-04-2002 02:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
go with the a new (Leftover) 70 johnson, it the same motor as your 60hp and has more power. Right now everyone is 4 stroke crazy so you can get them dirt cheap if you shop, plus all controls, holes and wiring will match. The 70 johnson is a great motor!
Clark Roberts posted 11-04-2002 05:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I second the 70 Johnson recommendation! Also check out the Merc 60hp three cyl (59 cubic inch)two stroker at about 207 lbs... a lot of power in a very, very light motor! Am getting ready to put a 60hp 2 stroke Merc on my 15 CC! Happy Whalin'... Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
ShrimpBurrito posted 11-04-2002 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
sport15er - This topic had alot of discussion in these threads which you should find helpful:

sport15er posted 11-04-2002 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for sport15er  Send Email to sport15er     
Appreciate the Johnson info & for the links, SB, alot of great info there, I've got my homework cut out for a little while. What did Highwater end up getting?
ShrimpBurrito posted 11-05-2002 01:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Highwater is now David Jenkins......

David - did you end up getting the Suzi 70? Any reports?

Bigshot posted 11-05-2002 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
He got the Evinzuki I believe.

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