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David Jenkins posted 01-04-2004 07:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for David Jenkins   Send Email to David Jenkins  
I am thinking of purchasing this engine. Does anyone know how much it weighs?
acassidy posted 01-05-2004 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
I believe it is about 325 lbs
David Jenkins posted 01-05-2004 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
Thank you.

I currently have a 365-pound 70 hp 4-stroke Suzuki on my 15' Whaler am considering putting the 90 on the 15 in its place. I have not found the Suzuki to be too heavy so the 90 should be fine. I would switch the engines so that I could continue to use the quiet 4-stroke with a Montauk, which is currently powered with the 90 hp 2-stroke.

On the other hand, I am reluctant to overpower the 15 because I want it to be safe for the next owner. I know that if JB is reading this, he is shaking his head in disbelief, both from a safety and a weight standpoint.

But does anyone have first hand experience of powering a 15' Whaler with the 90 hp 2-stroke?

Bigshot posted 01-05-2004 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
1991 is actually about 310lbs. Your zuki is also supposably 348lbs.

I have been on a 15' with a 115, handled the weight fine. Would not worry about overpowering, many do.

David Jenkins posted 01-05-2004 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
Thanks, Nick.
montauk madness posted 01-06-2004 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
My last whaler was a 15' with a 1990 90 HP Mercury 2-stroke. Weight was no issue and it ran low 50's.


David Jenkins posted 01-07-2004 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
That must have been some ride. Thanks for the info.
pimpinawhaler posted 01-14-2004 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for pimpinawhaler  Send Email to pimpinawhaler     
I am interested in putting a 2004 johnson 90hp on a 15 super sport limited. The problem it weighs 335pounds does anyone know if it will handle the weight and the water would drain properly. Thanks Taylor

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