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by cbards
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power 16 SL with modern engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Re-power 16 SL with modern engine

I have a 1993 16SL with 1997 Honda BF 90 at a dry weight of 369-lbs. Both splash wells are above water line, and were even before battery was relocated to the starboard console. The [maximum boat speed is 40 in what can only be assumed was MPH] with a load [specified only as full] with engine mounte...
by cbards
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 13388

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

[I cannot inform on the source of the replacement 17-gallon fuel tank I mentioned in my September 10, 2020 post because] I purchased the boat with the replacement tank [already installed].
by cbards
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 13388

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

After raising the motor i verified the correct height by observing the anti ventilation plate on waters surface at planing speeds. The lower set engine caused lots of drag and slowed it down significantly. The 16SL is a great little boat once you get its performance tuned in. One more note: the orig...
by cbards
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL Re-power at some future time
Replies: 33
Views: 13388

Re: Re-powering my 16' SL

My 16 SL has a 1997 Honda BF90 engine. I relocated the battery to the starboard console to reduce weight in transom. This made a big difference. I run a stern lifting Power Tech SCD3 stainless propeller. [Boat speed at maximum throttle is] 40-MPH with lower weight load and 36-MPH with medium weight ...
by cbards
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SL16 Hull Dead Rise
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

Re: SL16 Hull Dead Rise

Gemeco Marine Accessories offers a free app that measures tilt, used for determining dead rise for their transducers.
by cbards
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL with HONDA BF90
Replies: 12
Views: 11893

Re: 16 SL with HONDA BF90

For the 2020 season i have been able to get the battery relocated to the helm position. I installed a Power Tech SCD3 17-pitch stainless steel propeller last year. The fuel tank capacity has been reduced to 17-gallons, and the fuel tank has been pushed forward in the fuel tank cavity. With a personn...
by cbards
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SL16 Hull Dead Rise
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

SL16 Hull Dead Rise

Due to the limited production and the limited popularity of the SL16, there is not much technical information specific to this model. I have been trying to figure where the SL 16 hull design fits in with the other models. I have taken accurate measurements of the hull dead rise. The SL 16 hull start...
by cbards
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 16 SL Battery Relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

1993 16 SL Battery Relocation

The battery on my 1993 16 SL has been moved to the helm console from the starboard side of the engine splashwell. battery3_.jpg noBattery.jpg I wanted to move the battery to the port-side console to better balance [lateral distribution of] weight, but to run two 2-AWG cables there without damage was...
by cbards
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 16 SL Console Shelf Rebuild
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

1993 16 SL Console Shelf Rebuild

Port console shelf on a 1993 16 SL was badly stained. The plywood base was peeling. I re-bulit it using some mahogany scraps.

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Fig. 1 Shelf.
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Fig. 2. Shelf.
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by cbards
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL with HONDA BF90
Replies: 12
Views: 11893

Re: 16 SL with HONDA BF90

Update; After working with Prop Gods I installed a Power Tech SCD3 17-pitch stainless steel propeller. Now has faster acceleration onto plane from a standing start. [Engine speed was] 6000-RPM trimmed in. And boat speed increased by trimming out before having to slow down. Still experiencing some bo...
by cbards
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL with HONDA BF90
Replies: 12
Views: 11893

Re: 16 SL and Prop

1997 Honda BF90 WOT range is 5000-6000 RPM with a 2.33 gear ratio. leaning towards SS 13.25 x 17 prop
by cbards
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 16 SL with HONDA BF90
Replies: 12
Views: 11893

16 SL with HONDA BF90

A 1993 SL16 has a 1997 Honda BF 90 mounted all the way up, and a 13.5 x 15 Honda aluminum propeller.
Engine speed = 6300-RPM WOT
Boat speed = 33 MPH

Give a recommendation on propeller upgrade.

The 16SL now has significant bow rise and porpoising.