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wd posted 05-28-2003 06:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for wd   Send Email to wd  
i have a 1963 13ft whaler I am thinking about putting on a merc 15hp four stroke i am trying to see if anyone know how fast the boat would go with the 15hp
NausetBoy posted 05-28-2003 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for NausetBoy  Send Email to NausetBoy     
Depends on what you carrying and how many people and on a boat that is rated for 40hp a 15 may be small.
Cameron Park posted 05-28-2003 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cameron Park  Send Email to Cameron Park     
I just put a new 15 hp Honda 4 stroke on my 11' Whaler. It's different than my old 2 stroke Tohatsu motor. The top end speed is not as fast. I wish I would have bought a 20 hp, especially when I have a passenger. Hindsight is always 20/20.
my1st13sport posted 05-29-2003 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for my1st13sport  Send Email to my1st13sport     
well, I can say that I have a 1974 13 sport with a 1998 40hp 3 Cyl. merc 2 stroke and let me tell you, W.O.T. and you best be holding on for dear life..
my1st13sport posted 05-29-2003 07:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for my1st13sport  Send Email to my1st13sport     
I also have had four adults in this boat, and WOT still gets me nervous...LOL

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