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markerotto posted 09-24-2003 10:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for markerotto   Send Email to markerotto  
I want to put a 70 - 90 hp, 4 cycle engine on my 68 Nauset.

I'd prefer to go with a 90 hp, but I see they are very heavy. Any problems putting a 400# engine on my 500# hull?

JBCornwell posted 09-24-2003 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Some folks have put the 400+# engines on 16/17 hulls, Mark. My opinion is that is too much weight.

Many of us have the Suzuki/Johnson/Evinrude EFI 70hp 4 strokes (336 to 356#) on 16/17 hulls and are quite happy with them.

Mercury's EFI 60hp 4 stroke is another option, and quite a bit lighter.

As good as they are, I wouldn't get a carbed 4 stroke in a power range that offers EFI. The computer just makes too much difference.

Good luck.

Red sky at night. . .

Barney posted 09-24-2003 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I saw a new Honda 90 on a 60's model smirkless hull the other day. We were actually running together during the island cleanup. It could've smoked my new 170 at any time. Neat setup I thought. Jim
Bigshot posted 09-24-2003 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I second the Suzuki/Johnson 70hp for a 17'. The old blues are much lighter than my Newtauk so performance will be great. I get 38+ with my 70 and only burn 2-2.5gph at 25mph.

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