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trouthunter99 posted 08-25-2003 10:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for trouthunter99   Send Email to trouthunter99  
I have a line on a 1991-1992 Yamaha 50hp with controls - a great buy. I have a 1983 13' Sport -am I nuts to replace the original Johnson 35 with this Yama 50?
Over the LINE posted 08-25-2003 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Over the LINE  Send Email to Over the LINE     
Is a 50hp too much? That depends on who responds to your question. If you do a search of old posts you will find many discussions on the subject.

I have a 13' with a 50 Yamaha (repowered from an evinrude 48hp) and love it. Lightly loaded, trimmed all the way out at WOT it gets scary. Fully loaded to overloaded it is the only motor I would have.

I would not let unsupervised kids drive the boat. I am sure that as a kid, I would have flipped.

Good Luck

DCM posted 08-25-2003 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCM  Send Email to DCM     
I have a 50hp Merc on my 1986 super sport & Its fine & fast.
Eats gas though lol


Island Bwoy 420 posted 08-27-2003 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Island Bwoy 420  Send Email to Island Bwoy 420     
I am running a 48 spl Evinrude on my 13 sourpuss and I would not have any other motor again. The speed you have to watch and you cannot mash the throttle, but with a load of dive tanks and people or any serious wieght I can still keep up with a 12 year in his 13 with a 40 hp. You should get it and you will be welcomed in the circle of 50's! Trust me, you will never go back.


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