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Old 24 January 2011, 11:31   #1
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Am I the only one who thinks this is overpowered?

O.K. lads, this boat is up for sale on the Merican' side and... I just don't see this setup lasting very long on a soft boat with a wood transom. Weight and horsepower looks to be way too much.
Just checked the Zodiac website and they recommend a maximum of 70 hp. for twins. My concern is
just how well would the transom stay attached to the boat? Over time? I haven't seen a setup like this over here but that doesn't mean they aren't out there.
Any opinions? That is of course a loaded question on this forum.
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Old 25 January 2011, 11:23   #2
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70 hp each, or in combination?

5 hp per motor isn't a gross overpowering if it's specced for twin 70's.


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The extra 5hp is not really the problem, the problem is the weight of the outboards I think. The max weight is 240 kg (275kg in twin application???).

One mportant thing to check on this boat is the lowered transom. It looks like it was lowered 5 inches to accomodate the short shaft Suzuki's. I hope it was done by a pro because water infiltration in the transom would be the worst thing for it.
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The extra 5hp is not really the problem, the problem is the weight of the outboards I think. The max weight is 240 kg (275kg in twin application???).

One mportant thing to check on this boat is the lowered transom. It looks like it was lowered 5 inches to accomodate the short shaft Suzuki's. I hope it was done by a pro because water infiltration in the transom would be the worst thing for it.
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Sealing the transom isn't rocket science is it!
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Evinrudes indeed, and they weigh 290kg combined, not so far over the mark.
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Evinrudes.
Sealing the transom isn't rocket science is it!
Oupss, typo on the brand. Evinrudes are a bit lighter I guess.

Off course sealing transom is no science-rocket....but with the number "DIY non-rocket science repair" that turned out bad our shipyard have seen, we never know!
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