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gary
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:41 AM 10/16/05 (CST)
ok ladies and gentlemen. i invite you to all chime in on this one. im planning on getting a different motor over the winter for my 18ft tyee. right now i have a big merc 150 v-6 efi 2-stroke. its fast but the gass is killing me! ive decided i dont need to go 55mph. 35 could be fine. im getting a 4-stroke.
i have two questions. in your opinions, what is the smallest h.p you would put on that kind of boat.
second question. honda or yamaha or other??? just for the record. my gut has been telling me a 90hp yamaha but i dont want to go into this un-educated. thanks for your help. gary.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:23 PM 10/16/05 (CST)
Hello Gary, With gas prices out of this world it's tough to feed the pusher. Fun as it may be 55mph may not be so practical any longer. I am a marine mechanic by trade (turned fireman) and read alot just to keep up with the marine engine industry. Although honda may be appealing to you my recommendation would be to opt for the Mercury 115 EFI 4-stroke. The honda has had some issues. I have seen numerous 4-stroke water tests that show Mercury to be the #1 choice overall.The Mercury sips the fuel, starts promptly, runs super quiet and has mega-torque for your application on the Tyee. Should you wish to discuss the details at length please feel free to drop me a line at captnkeno@firehousemail.com
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:46 PM 10/16/05 (CST)
Gary,
Well if it was me i'd keep what you have and change the prop to a diffant pitch that should help you on the gas some thing like 3-5 mpg better..

I'v rode in a 1950 lund tyee magnum with 150 horse yamaha hanging on the back don't realy see the gas going down all that fast and we do take it to canada quit a bit of the time..


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:53 PM 10/16/05 (CST)
gary, i am no authority. however, an eighteen foot tyee it would seem to me that 90 horse in four stroke might be pretty border line in power. i would have to agree that 115 horse might be better suited for the job.
yamaha, honda, or mercury i couldn't tell you the difference, but i have heard some good feed back on the merc.
maybe i am wrong, just my gut feeling.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 08:32 PM 10/16/05 (CST)
Gary,

Check out Suzuki's line as well as Evinrude E-Tec as well. both strong and dependable, I would have to agree that the 90 would be a bit border line for that type of a boat.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 06:56 AM 10/17/05 (CST)
Hey captnkeno,

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 12:12 PM 10/17/05 (CST)
Gary I would not even think of going with less a HP engine it's not going to save you anything in gas and more then likely you will use more gas trying to push a 18 foot Lund.
Having an underpowered rig is going to be very frustating when fully loaded especially in rough water when you need that power to get up on plain and off the lake, not to mention it's going to kill your resale value nobody is going to want a 18 foot Lund with a 90 HP.
You can save gas with your current motor just as easily by using less throtle, if you are dead set on a 4-stroke go with atleast a 115 or 140 if the boat is rated for that.

It that case any of the manufactures 4-strokes will suffice.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 01:43 PM 10/17/05 (CST)
I have a 115 Honda 4 stroke on a Lund Fisherman and I love it. A word about gas mileage though... The first year I had it, I went full throttle everywhere I went. Typically a tank (25 gallon) would last a couple of weekends. I didn't have to go full throttle, it was just the thrill of a new boat and being able to go that fast. Part of it was probably showing off too.

This year I decided to slow things down a bit. Maybe I am not in such a hurry anymore :-) Anywayz, I filled a tank and rarely went over 3/4 throttle and usually took my time getting places. I couldn't believe the difference in the amount of gas I used. I last filled it in mid August and I still have a half tank in it. I was even pulling a tube. I have come to realize that there is a big difference in gas and in how you drive your boat. Sure saved me a bit of change this year. I bet my mileage has doubled.



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 12:06 AM 10/21/05 (CST)
I run a Suzuki 115 on a Ranger 330V, so I am not the fastest boat on the water by any means, but I can keep the fastest boat in seight.
What ever motor you get make sure you run the right prop. That will help you a lot.
I have to ask, How much will you save by buying a new motor? You are in the price range of many thousand of dollars, no matter which one you pick. Even if you save 3 tanks fulls a summer, 30 gallons times $3.oo is $270. It would take me a lot of summers to break even.
Me, I want to go fast. What is a few extra dollars compared to speed.
Like they say if its too fast, your too old.



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 09:52 AM 10/22/05 (CST)
i had the same prob about 5 years ago with a 18ft lund fisherman. in retrospect, it would have been more financially prudent to trade in the whole boat for an inboard. i know a couple of guys with inboard tyees and barons, and they have that integrated fishing system for the auxilliary motor. i would rate these inboards as even more mobile than my outboard, certainly more efficient, and all around better boats. they are seasoned walleye fisherman and swear by them - especially on lakes like leech, mille lacs, and lake of the woods. they also have no probs in shallow water (like when trailoring boat) - they are able to get plenty of prop clearance. sure you will be little slower than the guys with outboards, and sure you dont see any inboards (muchless tyees) on the walleye trail, but you be able to cruise through 4 foot waves like a KILO class aircraft carrier, and you wont even have to leave the steering wheel to deploy the auxilliary motor.
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