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Nobby posted 08-20-2003 04:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for Nobby   Send Email to Nobby  
Hi, I'm looking to repower my 1986 Montauk 17 with a Honda 4s. I have a 1986 Johnson 2s 90Hp on it now. Has anyone else tried a Honda and if so how did you handle the hole pattern not lining with current OMC pattern. The splash well seems to be too shallow for the bottom bolts.
JBCornwell posted 08-20-2003 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
You need to do a search on Montauk repowering, Nobby.

The Honda BF90 is too heavy and it is carbureted.

If you want to go 4 stroke, look at the Suzuki/Johnson EFI DF-70, or Merc EFI 60.

There are several thousand words of opinions, information and debate on the subject.

Red sky at night. . .

Nobby posted 08-20-2003 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nobby  Send Email to Nobby     
Thanks JB. Reading this forum has been a great help. If I rethink this, and go with a Yamaha 70 4s, will I be able to pull a water skier or wakeboarder? Teenage bouys haven't left the nest yet. Will the mounting bolt pattern be the same as the OMC or will I have to do some sort of bracket. JB, could you e-mail some pictures of your set up?
Perry posted 08-20-2003 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
If JB is correct in stating that the Honda 90 is too heavy, then the Suzuki 90, Mercury 90 and the Yamaha 90 4 strokes will also be too heavy. If you want to go 4 stroke, I suppose the Suzuki/Johnson 70 or Mercury 60 will be your best choice.
JBCornwell posted 08-20-2003 11:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
You have mail, Knobby.

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