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Tried powering a 13 sport w/ a 25 hp 4 stroke?
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posted 02-13-2004 06:48 PM ET (US)
It's time to toss yet another motor off the back of our 1979 13' sport. This one was a 1987 30 hp Mariner, with which I've had no power complaints. I'm looking at a either a 40 hp 2 stroke or a 25 hp 4 stroke (both Yamahas). I've got a pretty good idea about the 40's performance and I would like to hear some testimonies from folks who have repowered with the 25 4 stroke. They cost the same and I wonder if I would enjoy the lighter, quieter, cleaner option, or if I would be longing for more power with four adults aboad.
Who out there tried the 25 hp 4 stroke?
posted 02-15-2004 11:35 AM ET (US)
posted 02-15-2004 02:46 PM ET (US)
The 25hp 4stroke BigFoot on my '03 130 sport works perfectly for my needs. That being fishing, one person, gear, bow mount trolling motor w/battery, cooler and five gallon bait bucket.
Jumps on plane easily with a 12P prop. Cruise at 4800 RPM at about 20 MPH GPS. WOT about 25 MPH at 5800 RPM.
If, however, I was thinking of running with four adults I would seriously consider a larger engine.
posted 02-15-2004 03:34 PM ET (US)
I have a 35hp on mine....wouldn't go below....40 would be best for ME
posted 02-16-2004 12:21 AM ET (US)
You may want to do a search; there are a number of threads on the subject. Here's a thread which addresses the topic: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001441.html
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