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Old 05 December 2013, 08:33   #1
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Rigging a Yam480

Good morning everyone. I'm new to the forum. Great stuff and knowledge here.

I live in Miami. Active boater and purchased a nautica tender like a year ago and now I'm on my second RIB and loving it. Just bought a 1999 YAM480. Love the look and space. Not a common brand here in the states. It came with a 2002 yamaha 50hp 2 stroke but it needs some work. I have a really good deal on a Yamaha 60hp 4 stroke but I don't find info on the Yam480 if that's too much weight/power for that hull. It comes with a 9 gallon fuel tank under the seat which adds weight to the transom as well. The tubes are big and they seem to hold the weight of the 2 stroke engine very well.

Can anyone help me on this.

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Old 05 December 2013, 11:36   #2
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Old 05 December 2013, 14:26   #3
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I've got one with a Yam 50HP two stroke. The boat is rated for a maximum of 70HP (at least it says so on the plate which is attached on the seat)
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Old 05 December 2013, 14:44   #4
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Both Yamaha F50-F60 are 110kg!
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Old 05 December 2013, 20:53   #5
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Thanks for the reply guys!
Installing the 60 4 stroke. I'll post pictures on the whole refit.

Thanks again
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Old 04 January 2014, 19:26   #6
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Well.. A really good deal came thru on a 2007 Yamaha 70hp 2 stroke and went for it. I hope its not too over powered. Any YAM 480 owners feel free to tell me what they think. Thanks!
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Old 18 May 2014, 05:55   #7
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I have (almost) exact same setup on mine. Only my outboard is 2002.
I was wondering about the "hydrofoil" flipper on your cavitation plate...

What is the verdict on this? Is it worth it putting it on?
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