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detra posted 03-16-2003 03:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for detra  
I know the 4s 70 is a popular montauk choice. I felt additional power is required and got a good price on a 115. Anybody have any prop or mounting recommendations?
Perry posted 03-16-2003 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
Have you priced the Merc. 115 4 stroke? It is 30 lbs lighter and a fine motor.
JBCornwell posted 03-16-2003 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Too heavy for a 16. That engine weighs over 410lb., not to mention that it is 15 hp over the rating.

I doubt that the merc 115 4 stroke is 30lb lighter, but I could be wrong.

Red sky at night. . .

detra posted 03-17-2003 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for detra    
I know its 15 hp over the rating and 30 lbs too heavy, but the 115 weighs the same as the 90. Also, the current montauk comes with the honda 90 at 373 lbs and many here are running the suzuki 70 (359 lbs) with jackplates. How much do the jackplates weigh?
Bigshot posted 03-17-2003 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
15# for a manual jackplate. She is heavy but I think it will be fine.
Perry posted 03-17-2003 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
The Suzuki 70 with jackplate will be around the same weight as the Honda 90. Why not go with the Honda?
detra posted 03-17-2003 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for detra    
I really appreciate all the input. 2 reasons for the suzuki: First, price. 2nd, I prefer the DFI to the carbs. Still wondering what prop, and what mounting problems I will encounter. Note concerning weight, I have 36 gallons mounted forward of the console, which should counteract transom weight, also I can put battery in console.
Bigshot posted 03-17-2003 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Again weight should not be an issue. many people run that on their transoms when include kickers, etc. Prop is gonna be big. These have a high gear ratio so I believe a 23-25" pitch is where you will be. If they have a 24 get it, if not go with a 25". My bud runs 23" on his but boat is heavier, 25" should be good to start at.
Bigshot posted 03-17-2003 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
PS bolt pattern for mounting is the same as OMC, Yamaha, etc. Suzukis like to be mounted high so mount it up about 1.5" above the hull.

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