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Whaletosh posted 01-17-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whaletosh  

It is hard to say how my motor performs. I only have 2 hours on it. I will tell you this, it is smoother and quieter than the carbed 2001. I am also a believer in EFI. That thing strts just like a car. Turn the key and it starts. It then idles at an elevated pace (still quiet) until is warmed up then the idle drops right down to 750-800 RPM. Throttle response is instant. If I keep the "Whaletosh" I really could use one of those Trophy Sport props. The 3 blade aluminum lets me run at 36-37 MPH. Not bad for a 14 foot boat.

I also don't think I would consider anything but a four stroke. Bigshot seems happy with his Evinrude as are many others. this is my 3rd four stroke. I ain't never going to buy a 2-smoke again.

Whaletosh posted 01-17-2002 02:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
P.S. Just like Nick (Bigshot) it is quiet, quiet quiet, at idle. At idle there is more noise generated by the water hitting the hull than the motor.
kingfish posted 01-17-2002 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Sean - where ya been?

(and it looks like you were replying to another post - which one?)


kingfish posted 01-18-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Never mind - I found the other post.
Whaletosh posted 01-24-2002 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    

I have been extremely busy at work. The university I work at is being targeted by the "Business software Alliance" for possible software liscence violations. As the IT guy (1/2 of my job) for 2 departments I am auditing all of the departments computers. this is easily 250-300 computers. and that is in addition to keeping on top of everything else.

Ok I'll quit crying.

The good news is that my wife and I re-evaluated or finances. If all goes well I will be keeping the Whaletosh (Dauntless 14). But, there will be some lean boating times for this coming season.

Whaletosh posted 01-24-2002 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    

did this answer your question?

If reliable this motor is going to be nice to own.

Tsuriki BW posted 01-24-2002 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Not so good news about the tight finances and boating, Whaletosh...

But really good news you think you can keep the Dauntless and that sweet engine!

When Spring time comes, you will have lots of fun with it and be glad you kept it.


kingfish posted 01-24-2002 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Glad to hear the good news about keeping the Dauntless - still hope to run into you on the water at South Haven, although I guess we'll have to wait for Spring to be serious about that-

Hang in there-


Whaletosh posted 01-25-2002 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    

Is the lake frozen? couldn't we go out now?

Just kidding, it is way to coold for my tastes for boating. Besides I usually am busy most weekends X-country skiing. Maybe I should get wheels on them.

lhg posted 01-25-2002 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I'm planning to hit Lake Michigan on Sunday in my 18 Outrage. First time ever in January! The forecast is for 63 degrees, and the Lake is wide open!
kingfish posted 01-25-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Jeez, Larry-

I wish I hadn't read that - I'm probably not going to sleep tonight trying to figure out whether I can/should/will drop Outre' in somewhere over on this side of the big lake on Sunday...

cvye posted 01-30-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for cvye  Send Email to cvye     
I guess Mercury hasn't updated their 4-stroke 60 with EFI there...
Any chance Yamaha will be carrying this engine...seems they picked up the carbed 60...
Any reason to wait and go with Yamaha over Mercury in this case?

Oh, and BTW, does this Merc have the garden-hose intake in the front like the Yamaha? I can't seem to glean that sort of stuff from the Merc site either...

cvye posted 01-30-2002 02:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for cvye  Send Email to cvye     
oops, found it under news

Anybody compare Bigfoot vs. non-Bigfoot engines for powering their Whaler?

jimh posted 01-30-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Fixed another of these ridiculously long URI that poorly coded websites use to their own general detriment since no one can ever recall them or give them to someone else.]
Whaletosh posted 02-01-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
There is a garden hose hook up on the back of the motor. I haven't found it to be useful. Mercury stated that you need to run the motor to flush the system , so muffs are easier to hook up. Just my personal preference.

Larry, I was at South Haven last Sunday and it was rolling pretty hard. the water looke like hot chocolate.

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