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fullerton posted 03-15-2004 01:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for fullerton   Send Email to fullerton  
Guys -

I'm looking at buying a 1600 Lund Explorer SS w/ either a 60hp 4-stroke Mercury EFI, or either a Merc or Yamaha 75hp (carb'd).

The weight from the 60 to the 75 is an additional ~150lbs and you lose the EFI. First, I don't want to underpower the boat, so I am swaying towards the 75. Thoughts?

Also, I grew up w/ Mercs, but I have heard some not so good things about merc (recalls, random testing, etc) and some no so good things about yamaha (test each unit before it ships). They are ALMOST the same outboard, but not quite.

First 60 or 75 hp. And if 75...thoughts on the Merc or Yamaha 4-stokes.

Thanks!

Buckda posted 03-15-2004 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I know its rude to answer a question with a question...but why are you asking us? We want to talk about Boston Whalers..and with a topic like this...how to repower our Boston Whaler.

My initial response to you is this: Sell the Lund and use the money towards the purchase of a 16'7" Boston Whaler Monatauk or Katama.

Seriously though...if you're just looking for information about each motor, either lurk and read posts about each motor and their applications on Boston Whalers...or at least lie to us and tell us it's for your Boston Whaler boat.

I'd go with the max recommended HP motor for the boat, and read comments / reviews on each brand for that HP, and deduct a conclusion for yourself.

Otherwise...you're dredging the bottom of a polluted river...don't be suprised by the muck you kick up.

Dave

fullerton posted 03-15-2004 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for fullerton  Send Email to fullerton     
Thanks -

This is one of the best forums I've seen, so eventhough I don't have a whaler (don't even sell them around me), I though you guys might be able to toss your two cents worth anyways.

Didn't mean to tee anyone off, just saw some pretty good feedback.

DISREGARD THIS TOPIC.

Barney posted 03-15-2004 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Fullerton, You have mail. Jim

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