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    In a big rush

    Was going by a boat shop
    And did a dumb thing, i stopped. I have been kicking around a idea of upgrading my outboard on my one boat,
    Or look for a different rig all together.
    Well , i bought a fuel injected four stroke outboard yesterday , and tom the owner told me if i get my boat down to his shop asap. He won't charge me the removal
    And rigging fee. Which is $500. Bucks.
    Thats for pulling my old two stroke motor off , pulling the wiring harness out and the old control box, and the tach / rpm gage.
    So now the Rush. I have to get my boat ready to tow down
    To his shop. First get all the fishing gear off the boat , plus
    Acc. Get my battery charged up and back in the boat , take the winter cover off and wooden A frame.
    Mite try to get the boat up next to the house early tomorrow Am. Temp is suppose to be 27. I need that to harden up the ground .
    I would bury my truck in mud if i tryed that today.
    Just ran all over trying to buy a new fuel water separator
    Cartridge, guess it's not fishing season yet.
    I have to empty my fuel tank it's full of gas and oil mix.
    I can dump that in my Oliver, the tractor will burn almost anything.
    Any ways have lots to do.
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    Boat = bust out another thousand

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    Sweet!!! I really like the new 4 strokes. They are powerful and their gas mileage is usually fantastic.... They are usually WAY quieter.

    What did you decide to get.

    Dumb question - how are you dealing with the large increase in weight of the new 4 strokes vs the old 2 strokes? The main "problem" with so many older boats isn't the horsepower - it's the change in weight distribution due to an engine that could be almost double the weight. It's not usually a problem with the total rating so much as the weight distribution of your gear needs to be pushed forward - but they weren't designed necessarily for that....

    This is the main thing making me hold off on buying a newer used boat and is pushing me towards a new new boat instead....

    For example - my 2 stroke 15 weighs 75#. A new 4 stroke weighs 115#. That's 40# more - 50% heavier than the original motor. To balance it out properly - the rear seat (holding my fat rear end) probably needs to be pushed about 6" forward from where it currently lives - but that's not easy as the boat is what it is....
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    Quote Originally Posted by levergunx1 View Post
    Boat = bust out another thousand
    Iam use it, i have 3 boats registered and on the water each summer small med and bigger.
    Last edited by no primers; 03-16-2019 at 01:45 PM.
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    HA!!!!! You got a bargain if it's *Only* Bust Out Another Thousand!
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    The boat has a 50 hp Johnson + 5 hp Honda kicker for
    Trolling with the down riggers
    Iam taking the Honda off , figuring the new to me Suzuki 50 hp EFI will trol for me with out any trouble.
    The boat is a 16' walk tru windshield fishermen model
    The livewell is up in the bow , the batteries are in the back
    But it has a front casting deck trolling motor and pedestal seat up front , and i put a tackle box and sometimes a small cooler near the bow.
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    The difference in weight is about 29 lbs.
    The Johnson is 195 lb.+ trim and tilt
    The Suzuki is 229.lb
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    While they do idle beautifully and don't load up, foul plugs, and slobber gas all over the place at idle - they still have a 14" or 16" prop on them.. They usually idle too fast for my tastes trolling.... YMMV depending on your boat hull.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by no primers View Post
    The difference in weight is about 29 lbs.
    The Johnson is 195 lb.+ trim and tilt
    The Suzuki is 229.lb
    That is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckjohn View Post
    HA!!!!! You got a bargain if it's *Only* Bust Out Another Thousand!
    I priced a new mercury 60 hp all rigged tax included $8900. Out the door. including a new 1,000 ccA battery.
    To handle the electric load of all the computerized sensors on the new motors. Just imagine what a new 300hp cost my 140hp only cost 9600 about 8 years ago.
    And i bought a new Yamaha four stroke 2.5 hp.
    About 4 years that was $795.
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