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goldstem posted 12-26-2000 02:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for goldstem   Send Email to goldstem  
My yacht club has an old, beat 16 on a tiny lake (less than 1 sq mile). It is currently powered by a dying 90 johnson, but for our needs that is way too much. it spends most of it's time idling. Top speed is not an issue. I am considering recommending a 50hp four stroke. Am I way off base here? AS long as it can plane with 2 people aboard we have enough power.
Dick posted 12-26-2000 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a 1999 17 Montauk with a Mercury 50hp 4 stroke. With 2 people, a dog, 20 gal of fuel and fishing tackle I max out at 34 mph by my GPS. I think it is a great combination.
whalernut posted 12-26-2000 07:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am really leaning towards that 50h.p. 4-stroker myself, 1-2 people mostly fishing, alot of trolling. But would like it to plane comfortably with 2-3 people sometimes, no skiing, what would top speed and performance be on a 73` `16 Currituck. I also agree that my 85h.p. Johnson is may too much motor, it doesn`t care for slow and is a major fuel hog. Regards-Jack Graner. P.S. I didn`t see the C-Series (50/50 oil mix) outboards on the Yamaha web site anymore, I think the big 50/50 oil mix outboards are gone from the market for good now.
whalernut posted 12-26-2000 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Dick that is great news, my Currituck is like 300 lbs. lighter than you`re Montauk, so that should be an awsome engine for my needs. How does the engine act when at idle or just in gear for extended periods, will it stall? Regards-Jack Graner.
Dick posted 12-26-2000 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Nice smooth engine, will troll for hours without a burp. Engine is mounted at factory recommended heigth and am running a 13 pitch prop. Started with aluminum and now am running a Merc 13p SS Vengance. My boat is pretty well loaded. Stern seat, bow mount electric motor with the battery in the anchor locker, downriggers and up to 28 gal of fuel add to that 400#s of people dog and etc. Planes quick. Should be a great motor for you.
whalernut posted 12-26-2000 08:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks alot Dick, sounds like a great engine. I am afraid to even think about buying an OMC now that their in deep doo-doo! It`s either a Merc., foreign, or buy a rebuilt Homelight 4-stroker for about $1500. It looks like either the Merc. or the Homelite. There is a Merc. dealer/service in the harbor where I dock my boat. Regards-Jack Graner.
dgp posted 12-26-2000 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
goldstem, if you expand the "Show topics from last year" you'll come across many discussions on this subject. Don
goldstem posted 12-27-2000 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
thanks to all.

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