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Old 09 August 2005, 23:12   #1
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Hey guys i'm not overly happy with my 40hp Merc (3cyl Tohatsu) and i'm considering buying a new 50hp Yamaha. The problem is the 50hp Yammie is a little heavy (so is the Merc). The 50hp Yamaha weighs about 4kg more than the Merc so it's a bit of a problem.
Im considering modifying a 30hp Yamaha but I woulden't know where to start and i'm wondering if I can get a good 40hp out of it without loosing much bottom end. Can you recommend any modifications to acheive this?
If I buy the 50hp do you think I can shred 5-10 kg off it's weight? Also I would have to modify the 50hp tiller as it's in the middle and too long. The 30hp tiller is perfect.
Any recommendations???

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Old 15 August 2005, 04:02   #2
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Originally Posted by riverrat321
The 50hp Yamaha weighs about 4kg more than the Merc so it's a bit of a problem.
Not really, that would be about the weight of a case of beer...
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