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Tach or No Tach
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posted 03-06-2004 06:31 PM ET (US)
I'm getting a new (2002)Yamaha 60hp 2 stroke for my 15 ft Striper. With a new engine, I have the option of getting a tach with it for $100. I have a question as to how necessary a tach is for a 60hp engine. Does it is fall into the value worth $100? What would be the benefits of having a tach and the limits of not having one?
Appreciate all opinions....
posted 03-07-2004 01:22 AM ET (US)
I'd say go for the extra $100 and have the tac...you'll need it during breakin anyway...plus when your trying to test your engine making sure you're proped right...I'm sure there's other reasons like performance, etc...so...my vote is, it's worth it...(I like spending other peoples money...now I know how my son feels...but it's usually my money he's spending...)
posted 03-07-2004 01:30 AM ET (US)
Definitely worth having and worth the $100. The tach besides looking cool in the console will make it easier to prop your boat right. When used in conjunction with trim you can monitor the tach to keep your rpm's within the engines sweet spot, or most efficent cruise. Many other uses too, get it you will be glad you did.
posted 03-07-2004 07:05 AM ET (US)
I agree with the other posters, its worth having. You can get a Teleflex tachometer for $60 to 70. Easy to install. You merely connect the three terminal posts of the tachometer to the pigtail hanging from the Yamaha 703 control. All you need is three wires of sufficient length, some crimp-on bullet and terminal connectors, and some electrical tape (about $7 worth of materials).
posted 03-07-2004 09:08 AM ET (US)
Consider getting the Yamaha multi-function gauge which provides:
--tachometer (digital readout)
This is probably more expensive than just a tachometer. In any case, a tachometer is highly recommended.
posted 03-07-2004 01:14 PM ET (US)
I like having the tach to adjust trim for maximum motor speed. As I trim up, rpms rise until trim is optimum, and if I trim past that, rpms fall.
posted 03-07-2004 09:28 PM ET (US)
posted 03-07-2004 10:16 PM ET (US)
Well, It is obvious. I'll get the tach. Also, I will look into the multi-function guage. Any idea of cost?
Thank you for all of your replies.
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posted 03-08-2004 08:35 AM ET (US)
I'll second jimh's response. No idea of the cost (part of the package on my 50), but I really like the Yamaha digital multi function.
posted 03-08-2004 11:14 AM ET (US)
Watch Ebay usually you can get the multi function guage new or close for ~$150,
posted 03-08-2004 12:51 PM ET (US)
I had one of those multi-function tachometers on my 22 Revenge. I don't think I ever paid any attention to the trim gauge to set the trim of my motor. Speedometer, tachometer, engine sound and seat of the pants are much better for adjusting engine trim.
The oil reservoir indicator is a nice function on that gauge but you can get a Yamaha analog tachometer with the oil level indicator new for less than half the cost of the multi-function gauge new.
posted 03-08-2004 03:52 PM ET (US)
I actually like analog tachs over digital tachs. My 'vette
has both, and I never use the digital tach. The only place
I might want digital would be with twins to set them to
the same RPMs.
posted 03-08-2004 04:08 PM ET (US)
I too actually like the yamaha analog tach better, but I thought the harnesses were different. If the plug in is the same and you don't want to spend the big bucks go with the analog.
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