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Old 31 August 2008, 16:17   #11
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Sorry, I take that back. The current Excedo RIB equal to yours (they currently sell a 4.7M boat) lists the engine as 25 to 50 hp.

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if you want to have a look.

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Old 12 September 2008, 19:23   #12
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Carbs, throttle out of wack and water in the engine and fuel!!

so i finally took my boat into a licensed mercury dealer for them to take a look at it. and what they found was very interesting. the carbs were all out of wack and the throttle cables were all out to lunch as well. and there was water in the fuel and engine so that is why the thing was running like shit. so it cost me $400 but now it runs like new! so if i put a 55 or 65HP mercury 2 stroke on it that would be a better engine for this size boat? i could get a 60HP mercury for around $3000 if i traded mine in. anyone have any thoughts or suggestions. thanks
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Old 13 September 2008, 16:40   #13
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so if i put a 55 or 65HP mercury 2 stroke on it that would be a better engine for this size boat?
If you're boat is rated for a 50 max, you shouldn't exceed that. You won't be able to insure against liability issues, and then there's whole safety/stability thing.
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Don't know Canadian insurance laws, but in the US, you'd be opening yourself up to a lot of liability headaches even if you got insurance (which you probably couldn't.) A lawyer would simply present that you were operating outside the envelope of manufacturer's suggested performance, and you'd be negligent in whatever it was that happened.

I'd advise against overpowering.

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..., the motor just revs up and the boat does notg o any where, but the tach does not move when the engine revs right up.
First thing to do is get your tacho sorted out.....
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motor fixed!!

so i took the boat to a shop a couple weeks ago and they had a look at the thing. turns out the fuel had water in it, the tach gauge did not work, the carbs were all out of sync and the throttle linkages were all out of adjustment. he said it was a wonder that the motor even ran haha. the thing runs amazing now, starts with the first flick of the key. and he said the motor is sitting maybe a few centimeters to high but nothing to worry about.
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he said the motor is sitting maybe a few centimeters to high but nothing to worry about.
Asumming it's a 3 cylinder engine: if it's made by Tohatsu needs to be between 10 to 30 mm from transom bottom to anticav plate, if made by Yamaha, 0 to 30 mm same distance.

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