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Dereks64whaler posted 02-14-2003 11:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dereks64whaler   Send Email to Dereks64whaler  

I am looking for info on repowering a 13 foot whaler. Props, 2 or 4 stroke. Even engine manfactures.
11 footer posted 02-15-2003 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for 11 footer  Send Email to 11 footer     
Hi and welcome to the site.
there are so many different motors the pick from it all comes down to what you are going to use the boat for. Tiller or wheel? The max is 40hp, do you need that much power? Also when I was looking to repower I shopped around and found a NOS or (new old stock) motors. you'd be surprised at the number of motors out there like that. Keep your eyes on ebay.


Bigshot posted 02-15-2003 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Well....that sure is a lot of info you supplied us with. But being your username I assume the boat is a 1964. If it is not modified you have a 15" shaft requirement. This limits the range of engines. If you want PTnT etc you are limited to just a couple engines. If you modify the transom to use a 20" then the world is your oyster. Main thing is what transom and what do you want to spend ofr what kind of applications.
captbone posted 02-17-2003 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
go for that new e-tec Evinrude 40 hp. You can be our test pilot!
PMUCCIOLO posted 02-17-2003 06:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Having had a number of 13's in my family over the years, I'd suggest a LIGHT two-stroke engine in the 30 to 40HP range. I am partial to Yamaha's, but the Mercury line-up in this HP range has some great offerings.

I'd also recommend keeping the overall weight of the boat down to enhance its performance.

jimithing posted 02-18-2003 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     
I vote that from now on we always let BS roll out the welcome mat for new wonder visitors new to Boston Whalers are never heard from again after their first visit.


dont't take anything BS says too seriously. Its a height issue I would suspect.

Bigshot posted 02-18-2003 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
That was some damn good info I supplied! If he would give us some more info, we could help a bit better.

Just because I am 6' does not mean I am not nice to vertically challenged individuals. I treat everyone with the same amount of abuse.

jimithing posted 02-19-2003 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     

You really did hit the nail on the are truly an equal opportunity hater. And are always right

Bigshot posted 02-19-2003 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I like that! I am a "Forum Dictator" so to speak.....not to be confused with a "Foreign Dictator".

Now about some more info man?

mcollinstn posted 02-22-2003 01:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for mcollinstn  Send Email to mcollinstn     
I think a Merc 850XS would be a good choice.
Be sure to buy a good hat.

I'm fixing to remove a nice 1978 30 horse Johnson from my 1970 13'. Gonna put a 50 horse Evinrude on it for pulling 2 skiiers.

maverick posted 02-22-2003 04:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Hi, derek, and welcome to the forum. I recently repowered my 1970 13' - I shopped for as one fellow said, "New Old Stock-NOS", and found a 1 yr old Johnson 25 short shaft (15") in the box for about $1800. Controls were extra, and I upgraded to new teleflex no feedback steering. All in all, I had about $2300 in the power setup when done (I did everything myself, piece of cake). The 25 is quite adequate, but not a speed demon. It runs about 28-22 mph (one person vs 2 and loaded with gear). Fuel economy is excellent, and I am very pleased with it overall, as I don't have any misgivings about handing the key to my (well-trained) boating teenager to run on his own. If I had a 40-50HP on it, I could see where that extra smoke would be tempting to test the line, and one could get in trouble. Not the case here. Inexpensive, good, and adequate. I can sell my rig anytime for what I have invested, and breaking even in boating is a rare thing. That said, I'd call a bunch of dealers and ask then what they have in stock - "new leftovers" from previous year or years, and pen a good deal. It would appear to be a buyer's market right now, but after Iraq's done and folks get their tax money back, I suspect things will start selling again, and prices will rise to the demand. Look hard, shop hard, buy low. Good luck! Chuck

vdbgroup posted 02-24-2003 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     


super7 posted 02-25-2003 06:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for super7  Send Email to super7     
I'd look at the eninrude e-tech that due out in june(ish) time frame. One of its nice features is that the oil res. is located in the power head so no tank banging in your hull and less weight than a four stoke.


Bigshot posted 02-25-2003 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I think you all are wasting your breath....I mean fingers. this guy has not responded in almost 3 weeks.
witsendfl posted 02-25-2003 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
It sure is nice to see that someone else is taking some "undeserved" yes "undeserved" heat this week. Some people are so thin skinned. Damn I feel good. Thanks Nick...

witsendfl JimK

P.S. Put a 40 HP whatever on the back of that 13 footer. It will FLY!!!

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