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trouthunter99 posted 08-03-2004 11:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for trouthunter99   Send Email to trouthunter99  
I found a gem of a find in a 1990 Yamaha 50HP motor. This one has approx. 100 hours on it - mint. I thought about repowering my 13' Sport, but hate to drill new holes in the transom.

What would be a nice hull to purchase to match this motor to? I am not that familiar with the ride/performance of other hulls - so the combined expertise of the Whaler Forum participants is being called upon!

Many thanks. Tight lines.

Mike Brantley posted 08-04-2004 12:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mike Brantley  Send Email to Mike Brantley     
My vote is the classic 15 hull in one of its various interior configurations. The maximum rating is 70hp, but these hulls get up and go just fine with 50 horses.
HAPPYJIM posted 08-04-2004 05:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
This may be worth considering. Step up 4 foot pretty cheap but it won't be a speed boat.

Florida15 posted 08-04-2004 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
No doubt about it - classic 15'. It's a great boat and you'll get 34 or 35 mph with a 50 on it.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 08-04-2004 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
My in "need of power rage" lol

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