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Old 30 July 2009, 09:03   #1
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Clamshell lard factor?

Not anywhere near my engine or a set of scales riught now, but am giving thoughts to transom mods (or not, as the case may be).

Anyone got a bit of paper to hand that would tell me how heavy a Merc Clamshell 60 is? I know they'll all be different depending on age, clamp, PT or not etc etc, but for what I need a ballpark would be sufficient.


For those now wondering what this is all about, I have been stripping all the old paint & sh!t off the transom, and decided that the reason it was painted in the first place was to cover the abuse & resulting non matchong gelcoat. I have decided to to get it re- gelled, and it's now at a stage where I could fit knees with next to no extra work. Problem is that in the absense of anything to park on the scales right now, I wondered if anyone out there could help.

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Old 30 July 2009, 10:46   #2
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my 1990 70hp came in at 120kg, if that helps, similar size.
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Old 30 July 2009, 10:48   #3
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I've got a 60hp clamshell hanging off my SR4 so would have thought it'd be fine on your hull.
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Cheers for the quick reply guys, Just a couple more "sanity check" qs - there's no way mine weighed 120Kg - I single handed lifted it both on & off the transom and it was perceptively lighter than my old Yam 55 2 cyl.

Jizm,
Is yours an autolube machine with a "lift off" lid and presumably PT?

Chewy,
The SR4 is spec'ed at 170Kg - Mine could potentially be as low as 110 (hence my asking - especially if it weghs in at around 100 Kg)
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no I'm talking about a 1990 merc autolube 70hp I had on my fletcher.

this one:

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ring me if you like late pm but before 1645hrs on 01869 326411 i will get the service manual out and tell you the weight if you want to i will even tell you my pinochio joke
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Old 31 July 2009, 03:43   #7
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Jizm,

That certainly looks of a similar vintage to mine, but if it's autolube it's a generation newer....unless of course your autolube box is bolted to the transom?

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Will call this afternoon.
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a 1990ísh 60HP Clamshell is approx. 88kg, w.o Powertrim.

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Chewy,
The SR4 is spec'ed at 170Kg - Mine could potentially be as low as 110 (hence my asking - especially if it weghs in at around 100 Kg)
I don't think the SR4 is rated to 170KG. The 5.4m is 175kg so I expect the 4m is allot lower.
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Nada guide can give you a ballpark figure of the weigh of your Merc. Judging by the stickers design, your motor looks like the late 80's-early 90's design. It is about 188lb (86kg) according to Nada for a 1988 Merc 60 LS.
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