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Ridge Runner posted 04-23-2009 10:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ridge Runner   Send Email to Ridge Runner  
I have a 16 footer with a 2005 Yamaha 50TLR. Works great for just fishing but now my son wants to pull his friends on a tube and the 50 really struggles in the turns. So I was looking at repowring with a 70 or 90. The boat is down in Port Charlotte, FL. I saw a leftover 70TLR for $5,100 and a 90TRL for $5,500 on ebay. Is this a good deal? What do you think the 50TRL, under 200 hours, would go for on the market? I would think this would be just an easy swap-out.
Tohsgib posted 04-23-2009 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Ridge...get a boat shopper. There is a F75 in naples for little over $5k. Some great deals on craigslist as well. I have been posting a bunch of deals in the marketplace recently. $5500 is not a great deal for a 90TLR.
Tohsgib posted 04-23-2009 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Naples boat mart 239-643-2292

F75TLR $5499 They might even have a 2 smoke for cheap.

Ridge Runner posted 04-23-2009 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Nick - I was just waiting for you to jump in :). Any how; I would love an F75 but I think it is a little heavy at 369lbs. The 90TLR is 261lbs and my 50 only weights 189lbs. Adding that much weight and the boat won't be self-bailing anymore, and I need self-bailing with those gaint spring Florida down falls.
Tohsgib posted 04-23-2009 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Call them and see what else the have.

There is also a 90TLR on craigs with supposably 20 hours on it. Some people do that when they mean on fresh rebuild, etc so ask questions. Your 16 will not self bail with a 90 on it, nor a 70 with a totally dry deck. Mine still takes water with 60 merc 2 smoke.

Ridge Runner posted 04-23-2009 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
I called Naple BM, nice folks. They are seeing what they maybe able to get, they only have the F75 instock. The 90TLR is 72lbs more then the current 50, so if I move the battery to the center console I pick-up 40lbs so only 32lbs more in the back.
Tohsgib posted 04-23-2009 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Have you considered a smaller prop for tube pulling? You don't need to go a million miles an hour with one. I have found that no matter what you tow with those tubes can bog down any boat.
Ridge Runner posted 04-23-2009 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
The problem is when your into a turn and need to carve to the other side, the outboard has no power left to make the pull through and you drop alot speed and the engine is really straining to rev back up. I guess I could try to really under prop, now I'm running a Yamaha 11 1/8 x 12 aluminum. My numbers with regular load are 5,200rpm's and 31mph.
Sal A posted 04-28-2009 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

Convince me to repower and then buy my 1994 Yamaha 70.

Go on.

Ridge Runner posted 04-29-2009 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     

Can't you taste a new E-TEC 90..... E-TEC...E-TEC....E-TEC...

Jeff posted 04-29-2009 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
I always secretly believed Sal would have a new motor on that boat before it even hit the water.

All kidding aside I would love to see Sal with an E-Tec. Why? Because, he would be one if not the only to have owned a Brand New Four Stroke Yamaha, Mercury Verado and possibility now an E-Tec. It would be very interesting to hear his thoughts as a comparison of all three.

themclos posted 04-29-2009 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
I agree with Jeff. I think the greater good would be served by Sal evaluating the ETEC and providing a first hand comparison of the various motors.


Sal A posted 04-29-2009 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Very funny guys.

I had read the honda/mercury comparison in jimh's reference section before I pulled the trigger on Dan's boat, funny enough. Alas, in this case, in the here and now, I am protected from my impulsive nature by the laws of economics.

Now take up a collection, and I am always interested in serving the greater good, especially in the field of science and physics.

Ridge Runner posted 04-29-2009 12:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
I'll start Sal's re-power fund with $10, and I'll buy the old 70HP at market. Better yet, I'm guessing $7,500 should cover the re-power, how about we sell ownership share's at $500? 15 shares should do it, then we could take turns using "Sal's" E-tec .. That's about 3.5 weeks each every year until it dies...
adlert posted 04-29-2009 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for adlert  Send Email to adlert     
Not exactly what you were after but sure looks like a good deal if the ad is true and you can come up with controls.

Ridge Runner posted 04-29-2009 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Wow, that is really a good deal. Anybody know the weight of the Mercury 90hp two-cycle?
Tohsgib posted 04-30-2009 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Low 300's.

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