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CHAPPY posted 12-04-2002 06:48 PM ET (US)   Profile for CHAPPY   Send Email to CHAPPY  
Hi guys, new to this forum, looking for a little advice on repowering my '86 Montauk. Existing power is '86 Evinrude 90,nearing the end of its useful life. The local Yamaha guy quoted me a ballpark price for a 90 4 stroke that seemed pretty high to me-- looking for info and prices from anyone who has recently done a similar repower. Also any thoughts on 4 stroke vs 2 stroke weight? I've seen a Montauk w/a 90 HP Honda that seemed very stern-heavy to me, esp. since there isn't much freeboard to begin with. Thanks guys, any info will be appreciated.
PSW posted 12-04-2002 06:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
If you want a sweet little cruiser go with the Suzuki F70. Want big 4 stroke go with the Merc/Yamaha F115. All around kick ass performance and head turner go with Evinrude Ficht 115. Enjoy the shopping process, its boat show season.


jstachowiak posted 12-04-2002 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
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The Chesapeake Explorer posted 12-04-2002 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Chesapeake Explorer  Send Email to The Chesapeake Explorer     
I got a quote from a Yamaha dealer of $7200 for a new 2003 Yamaha 90 rigged on my boat old motor holes patched and new tach,controls. Just for your info. The motor alone was a lot cheaper about 6200 and the dealer acted like I "needed all the new stuff. I can rig the motor myself but I don"t know if they will even sell motors like that and carry a warrenty.
mbking1 posted 12-04-2002 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
I repowered with a 4 stroke Merc 60. It is more than adequate and sips fuel. I have incredible range with the 27 gallon Pate tank. Mark
Clark Roberts posted 12-05-2002 04:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Chappy, I haven't driven Mark's beautiful Montauk (Baby) but have driven a 17 with a 50 Merc 4 stroker and a 50 and 60hp Merc two stroker (also a 50 Evinrude) ... all the 50's did a great job at low 30's and four adults no problem and the 60 had great performance ... Think about your performance needs and then consider the Merc 60 EFI four stroker (as Mark suggests) or the 70 Suzuki (bigger and heavier than the Merc)... Both of these engines have received good reports from forum members... What an oportunity! Happy Whalin',. Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
Bigshot posted 12-05-2002 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You will not have to fill in the old holes. Get the Zuki 70 4 stroke. I can have one rigged for $6k down here.
JBCornwell posted 12-05-2002 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Yes. What Bigshot says.

It's been almost 2 years and my Suzi DF70(available as JohnnyRude) and I are still on a honeymoon.

Off lease DF70s are showing up on iboats for under $3K with 6mo. warranty. Hellofadeal!

Red sky at night. . .

raygun posted 12-05-2002 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for raygun  Send Email to raygun     
I am very happy with my 2003 Johnson 90 (2S) that replaced the 86 Evinrude 90 on my 86 Montauk. Big plus in the cost dept. was keeping my old controls which were/are in fine shape.
CHAPPY posted 12-06-2002 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for CHAPPY  Send Email to CHAPPY     
Guys, thanks for all the input. From the various prices you've mentioned, it seems like I might have saved myself a major hosing. (I live on an island and everybody jacks up their prices, but what I was quoted was outrageous). I guess I'll have to do some shopping off-island.

Question for the Suzuki guys: How much does the weight of the DF 70 change the trim/freeboard? I don't mind a little water now and then, but don't want to make a regular thing of it fishing the rips or simply slowing down fast.

Thanks again everyone. I'll keep you posted.


Bigshot posted 12-06-2002 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Stick 40lbs in the back(or battery) and see how it changes it. If you have the bat in the rear now, move it under the console and it will be about the same as you have it. don't mean squat.
JBCornwell posted 12-06-2002 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
As Bigshot suggests, Chappy.

I moved my batt(s) to the console and have had zero problems, even with a 280lb wrench hanging over the transom swapping props.

Red sky at night. . .

andygere posted 12-06-2002 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Take a look at the Tohatsu DFI 90. I don't own one, but have spoken to a few very satisfied owners in my harbor. I think the guy on Ryder's Pond in Chatham is a dealer.

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