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50hp on a 1983 13' Sport?
|Author||Topic: 50hp on a 1983 13' Sport?|
posted 08-25-2003 10:32 AM ET (US)
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)
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.
posted 08-25-2003 01:05 PM ET (US)
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)
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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