Originally Posted by JABS
I went for a 150 two stroke which was amost exactly the same weight as the 90 four stroke I removed. It is a longshaft, not extra long. I wouldn't want a lower transom but can't tell you how high it is. I can take some dimensions if it is a help.
The boat is pretty stable at WOT, but we are still trying different props. We haven't got full top speed yet.
I think I might worry about the weight of a 150 four stroke. We do have a wide seat in the rear of the boat, though.
Anything else I can answer?
TXS @ all.
Tony, the transom is 20,47'' (52 cm) whitch is a little bit to much for L-Shaft but not enough for XL. I got one side-by-side console with 2 jockeys and a 40 gal. tank. So, not so much weight at the back of the boat. But the new Yammi 150 is a little bit more than 200kg. My problem is that i'm afraid of that the upper casing of the engine is allmost dipping into water. Right now the boat is "naked" without any engine at the back and i will not fix the old 100, 20'' just to find out how it works. On the other side i would not buy a new 150, 25'' just to find out that the 150, 20'' would do the job too.
- let's say confused right in the moment.
Really dont wanna take a look for Evenr..., Mercur... 2 or 4 Str. ' cause all the stuff (wires, gauges) are fitted to Yamaha.
So what is the better decision? 20'' and leave the transom as it is or 25'' leave the transom as it is / spend some work/money to the transom? If the boat is running with 20'' perfectly and the upper case of the engine will not touch the water i would prefer "leave it as it is".