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Title: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: BIGMIKE on April 30, 2019, 01:44:04 PM
Nice and sunny yesterday, So I was busy prepping the bed for a vegetable garden, while the wife was at work and the kids were at school.  :chuckle: I checked my phone and saw an add for a boat, 3 hours later I was towing this boat home(2000 Smoker Craft Stealth). Its been sitting on someone's yard for a few years covered. Everything looks good. Got an excellent deal, With a little elbow grease, she will clean up good. This will be a spring project. Title says it's a 19' but when I measured the actual length it was just over 18 feet. :dunno: Anyway, my question is what is proper HP outboard for something like this? I have been reading online and people have anywhere between 90-110 hp. I really like the Yamaha 90 TLR 2 stroke, power to weight ratio is pretty good. I don't have experience with 4 strokes as the current family boat (Classic Montauk 17 has 70hp Johnson). Would I need a professional to mount the outboard? or is this something I can YouTube :chuckle:. and save some money. Instillations seems simple on videos I have watched so far... I am currently looking for used good running outboard motor for sale, if you guys know someone  please let me know. Maybe someone who can install too?
Title: Re: Help Needed:Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Stein on April 30, 2019, 01:52:33 PM
The coast guard plate should tell you the max hp.  If it is missing, you can Google the year boat and find someone that is selling one with a picture of their plate.

A moderately talented tool turner should be able to mount it, provided the transom is in decent shape and doesn't need any attention.  Of course you will need a way to lift and hold the motor.

These days, you will have to go out of your way to find a bad one.  I have had Mercury engines for my last few boats and they have been great, but I just ordered a Yamaha kicker because I don't like the Merc shifters on the small motors.

The Merc motors do have the ability to connect either SmartCraft gauges or the bluetooth module for access to real time engine data, maintenance, hours, etc through your phone..  I did this on my 90 and really like it.  If you are in that range, they also have the Command Thrust motors which feature a larger lower unit (from a 150 I believe?).  My 90 swings a V-6 prop for noticeably better power and fuel economy.

My buddy swears by Yamaha and has had great luck with them as well.

I wouldn't buy a 2-stroke after having a newer 4-stroke.  They have really closed the gap with weight and power and having the thing start right up with no smoke during cold mornings is awesome.  Trolling with the wind from the rear pushing 2-stroke gas under the top isn't a pleasant way to fish.

If you want a new one, PM me and I'll send you a contact in Everett that has good pricing.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Badhabit on April 30, 2019, 02:05:36 PM
I'd go 4 stroke. Outboard emission restrictions will be a thing to deal with in the future if not now. I think there are a few lakes in CA that completely ban 2 strokes. Just food for thought.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: NRA4LIFE on April 30, 2019, 02:10:34 PM
I have nearly the same boat, a bit smaller at 17', an Osprey.  I have a 90 HP motor on mine that will push it nearly 45 MPH, just for reference.  Anything 90-110 would do just fine.  I would go 4 stroke.  A bit more expensive, but well worth it in my opinion.  I would work with the dealer to see if they'd mount it for free or cheap.  That size motor is pretty heavy.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Bill W on April 30, 2019, 03:20:50 PM
I'd go 4 stroke and close to the maximum hp. At least 115 hp.  I don't think that boat will go 45mph with only a 90 on it.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on April 30, 2019, 03:35:26 PM
thank you to all the reply so far, anyone lookin to sell a 4 stroke 90-115 HP outboard? I found a 2006 Honda 90hp with 90 hours of use for $5500 including installation. What you guys think about that deal. Bought the boat discounted so don't want to spend too much on outboard either.  8)
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: C-Money on April 30, 2019, 03:47:22 PM
That sounds like a fair deal to me on the 90hp Honda...That should work great. The 2000-2004 class of Mercury 2 strokes are great motors, and would not be afraid of tossing one on if you found a good deal on one. I think I would look at a dealer and have it put on there?  :twocents:
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: PolarBear on April 30, 2019, 04:07:03 PM
Yamaha 115 4 stroke or Etec 120.  Stay away from Suzuki.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Griiz on April 30, 2019, 04:56:01 PM
Installing an outboard is pretty straight forward. Itís nice to have a high beam or an engine lift lifting and installing the bigger motors.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Wingin it on April 30, 2019, 05:46:15 PM
Whatever the coastguard plate says is max HP. Always go max HP! YAMAHA!!!
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: HntnFsh on April 30, 2019, 08:02:15 PM
Yamaha 115 4 stroke or Etec 120.  Stay away from Suzuki.

Why is that? 2008 and later Suzuki motors in that power range are regarded as being right in line with the best of the best. Personally I think any of the big name motors nowadays are excellent choices. Just go with one that you can have access to a service shop nearby.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: HntnFsh on April 30, 2019, 08:05:43 PM
Oh, and the Suzuki is about a 100 lbs. lighter.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Wazntme on May 01, 2019, 12:06:00 AM
I think a 90hp 4 stroke is too small
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: huntnphool on May 01, 2019, 12:22:00 AM
 Yamaha 4 stroke without question!
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Parasite on May 01, 2019, 05:39:46 AM
Personal experience ... had a bad Mercruiser ... never could get that thing to run right, even though it was bought brand new. Can't recommend.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: notellumcreek on May 01, 2019, 05:43:11 AM
Whatís your main goal for use? Water skiing? fishing? Both? Go to bloody decks and you will get some well seasoned knowledge on there. Just FYI they are a little more thick skinned there and expect you to be the same. They will also steer you away from anything evinrude well at least the new line of stuff they have. Get anything yami/zuke/ Honda and you will be fine. I would highly recommend 4 stroke.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: fishngamereaper on May 01, 2019, 05:57:03 AM
Most of the big 3 will suit your needs, Yamaha, honda, Zuks. Mercs are pretty good but not as common, avoid Etecs. ... Stay 4 stroke for a number of reasons. Check dealerships, a lot of guys upgrade before the season so used outboards are easy to find and they often will come with warranties and documented diagnostic test, compression etc.... 90hp will be plenty for that boat. You only need max Hp if your fishing the ocean and even then its not necessary. Ill check some contacts and see if any of the dealer guys I know have anything in stock.
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: blackpowderhunter on May 01, 2019, 07:27:48 AM
Go to bloody decks and you will get some well seasoned knowledge on there. Just FYI they are a little more thick skinned there and expect you to be the same.
lol. thats putting it lightly  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 01, 2019, 08:36:32 AM
Ok, coast guard tag found. It says, 175 hp Maximum. Now, I'm not sure about that... little hesitant because biggest motor I had was 70hp on my old boat....I don't need to go 50 mph while heading to a fishing hole/or when taking the kids out tubing. But I donr't want to buy a motor that is under power. Most used outboard dealer i called is of course selling me what they have in shop currently. lol.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Wingin it on May 01, 2019, 06:03:13 PM
Go Yamaha 150 4 stroke and call It a day.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: HntnFsh on May 01, 2019, 06:15:41 PM
Go Yamaha 150 4 stroke and call It a day.

That's a good motor but that's also a lot of weight to be putting on the back of it. 480 lbs compared to 410 for a Suzuki df140. also about $3500 more expensive.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 02, 2019, 08:05:17 AM
Found a used 2000 Honda with 600 hrs for $3500 including controls. Compression on all cylinders are the same 150 psi.  Is this a good price? I'm checking it out tomorrow, any suggestions on what or how to look for a RED FLAG?. The boat transom is 22. The motor has 25 inch shaft would this work or would it be too long? I just don't want to buy something I cant use. Thanks for all the input. 
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Stein on May 02, 2019, 08:59:41 AM
600 hours would be at least a yellow flag for me.  Shaft length sounds fine.  Cold start it, see how it runs and the water pump flow, check over the motor for corrosion and pull some oil out of the lower unit.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: blackpowderhunter on May 02, 2019, 10:15:18 AM
600 hours would be at least a yellow flag for me.  Shaft length sounds fine.  Cold start it, see how it runs and the water pump flow, check over the motor for corrosion and pull some oil out of the lower unit.
i wont even say how many hours are on my yami 90  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Crunchy on May 02, 2019, 10:19:52 AM
I wouldnt put anything on it bigger than a 90hp 4 stroke.  I would look in Oregon for used Honda or Yamaha.  As far as shaft length you probably want a long shaft, for sure not an XL shaft, but triple check that because a standard shaft motor might be what you need.  Hard to say without doing the research and measurements myself.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Stein on May 02, 2019, 10:56:31 AM
600 hours would be at least a yellow flag for me.  Shaft length sounds fine.  Cold start it, see how it runs and the water pump flow, check over the motor for corrosion and pull some oil out of the lower unit.
i wont even say how many hours are on my yami 90  :chuckle:

I'm fine with lots of hours on my motor, just not too keen on buying it from someone who I can't verify how it was maintained, run or what the reliability has been.  Might be fine, might not be but for me that's a pile of cash to bet.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: 3cityhuntr on May 03, 2019, 11:08:52 AM
Buddy has a similar boat to yours (~19ft) with a Yamaha 100 4 stroke, think it gets him in the high 30ís for top end.  I would go 115 Yamaha or Suzuki up to 140.  Hondaís are great motors but in my opinion theyíre quite heavy compared to the 4 strokes by Yamaha and Suzuki.  And I believe the 140 Suzuki is pretty close in weight to the Yamaha 115.  I have a Yamaha 130 2 stroke on a 17.5 Lund (max rating 140), that will push 50 and pull any slalom.  If I were to upgrade to 4-S I would either go with the 140 Suzuki or Yamaha 115-v max.  The 135 Honda is A great motor, just too heavy.  I believe that 90 isnít too bad and will do the job if youíre not loading the boat up with max capacity or pulling a skier routinely.
 
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: JJB11B on May 03, 2019, 11:50:36 AM
I have a 19' walk through with a 200HP Verado L4 4stroke. WFO at 6K RPM gets me +/- 47MPH. DON'T UNDER POWER YOUR BOAT. Trust me Mike, There is a reason  anyone that can afford to upgrades their 2 year old outboards in favor of something closer to the max HP rating.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: 3cityhuntr on May 03, 2019, 01:35:58 PM
Agree with previous post but remember this is an older boat that likely was manufactured before 4- strokes were the norm.  HP not the only factor in capacity plate, weight is.  And 175 hp 2-strokes were probably about the same weight as todayís 4- stroke 100-115.  The problem isnít in the water, itís all that weight sitting off the transom on the trailer and going down the road. Trust me, I have a friend that had a 2000ís welded aluminum boat with offshore transom and he stuck a much bigger/heavier 4-stroke outboard on it than the 2 stroke it came with.  Ended up cracking welds and needed to be repaired and re-enforced.  Your boat is riveted and not nearly as heavy duty, also probably a bit lighter and maybe even narrower than most boats like it today.  So you can get away with less horsepower and should be somewhat concerned about weight and ability of the transom to support it.   
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Stein on May 03, 2019, 01:47:33 PM
Agree with previous post but remember this is an older boat that likely was manufactured before 4- strokes were the norm.  HP not the only factor in capacity plate, weight is.  And 175 hp 2-strokes were probably about the same weight as todayís 4- stroke 100-115.  The problem isnít in the water, itís all that weight sitting off the transom on the trailer and going down the road. Trust me, I have a friend that had a 2000ís welded aluminum boat with offshore transom and he stuck a much bigger/heavier 4-stroke outboard on it than the 2 stroke it came with.  Ended up cracking welds and needed to be repaired and re-enforced.  Your boat is riveted and not nearly as heavy duty, also probably a bit lighter and maybe even narrower than most boats like it today.  So you can get away with less horsepower and should be somewhat concerned about weight and ability of the transom to support it.   

In addition to that, most fishing boats have a kicker hanging off there as well and often extra batteries or other gear in the back which quickly add another 200 pounds.  All that weight can have a very dramatic effect in how the boat takes waves from the stern.

If you are fishing salt water, in that size boat you will be able to count the number of times a year you can go wide open.  Most of the time, conditions will dictate the speed you run, not the size of the motor.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: WSU on May 03, 2019, 03:35:27 PM
FYI - The fuel efficiency of newer outboards are light years better than older motors.  I'd look into that before you decide.  That can make a big difference both in range of your boat and cost to operate it.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: C-Money on May 04, 2019, 08:49:17 AM
I'd be looking for one of these...
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: Crunchy on May 04, 2019, 09:05:11 AM
I have a 19' walk through with a 200HP Verado L4 4stroke. WFO at 6K RPM gets me +/- 47MPH. DON'T UNDER POWER YOUR BOAT. Trust me Mike, There is a reason  anyone that can afford to upgrades their 2 year old outboards in favor of something closer to the max HP rating.

I must be getting old but 47mph on a boat seems like fun but if it is a fishing boat and not a ski boat how fast do you need to go?  My 18 footer has a Honda 90 on it, and goes 34ish, which is plenty fast.  If you are fishing the sound, it isnt often you can go full throttle, due to wind and waves.  Max on my boat is a 115, and I wouldnt go bigger than my 90.  Now if you are in a 22 footer or bigger than I would likely go max hp rating.  But a small boat is just that, small.  Go one size smaller than max, and put that extra money you save into something newer.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: JJB11B on May 04, 2019, 09:28:28 AM
I have a 19' walk through with a 200HP Verado L4 4stroke. WFO at 6K RPM gets me +/- 47MPH. DON'T UNDER POWER YOUR BOAT. Trust me Mike, There is a reason  anyone that can afford to upgrades their 2 year old outboards in favor of something closer to the max HP rating.

I must be getting old but 47mph on a boat seems like fun but if it is a fishing boat and not a ski boat how fast do you need to go?  My 18 footer has a Honda 90 on it, and goes 34ish, which is plenty fast.  If you are fishing the sound, it isnt often you can go full throttle, due to wind and waves.  Max on my boat is a 115, and I wouldnt go bigger than my 90.  Now if you are in a 22 footer or bigger than I would likely go max hp rating.  But a small boat is just that, small.  Go one size smaller than max, and put that extra money you save into something newer.
My boat is a 2018 Tracker Targa V19 Walkthrough. It is the anniversary model
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 06, 2019, 05:52:57 PM
Well, took the transom top cover and there is minimal salt build up. Transom is dry and looks solid. BUT I noticed small pin- small corrosion holes at the botom, 2 left and 1 right. When i poked it with small nails the wood seems to he solid. Im air drying the entire transom by wedging tools between wood and aluminum. Ill leave it open for few days as the weather do the work. Im planning on placing epoxy on the holes and call it good. Im also contemplating on pouring wsome left over west marine epoxy between aluminum and wood then clamp it to seal the wood? Not sure it its a good idea or not. Any suggestions on how to repair this without pulling the entire wooden transom?
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 06, 2019, 05:55:17 PM
Pics
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard Recommendation
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 06, 2019, 05:56:48 PM
Corossion hole.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: update-May 06
Post by: Kola16 on May 12, 2019, 12:14:51 AM
I'll throw my :twocents: in since I have done a lot of boat restoration in previous years.

Salt is not bad on wood at all. Moisture is. The moisture CAN be bad on aluminum too after a long time of exposure too moisture in an enclosed environment like that. Yes aluminum can and will corrode in enclosed environments with basic and acidic solutions (salt water). My advice is to make sure it is COMPLETELY dry by doing what you are doing or even adding a little heat with a small furnace or heat gun. Once it is dry, seal in up with either a good epoxy or even 3M 5200 marine sealant and call it good :tup: Do not get hasty though. Make sure it is dry and that boat can last your lifetime.

As far as the aluminum holes, there are aluminum patches at any marine store. I have never patched aluminum so not much help here, but I could not imagine it being that difficult. You could even just cover them up with a transducer plate and 5200 sealant if they are low enough on the transom.

As far as installing the outboard, it's not that difficult. You can buy a hoist, drop it on the transom, connect a couple of plugs and that is about it. You may have to tune the shift and throttle cables, but there are a million videos on Youtube on how to do that.

Picking the outboard is not hard either. Finding the cash may be. You want close to the max HP your boat can handle, which is probably between 150 and 175 HP. As small as a 90 HP would be ok, but sometimes it can be really handy on rough days to "get out of the hole" with a bigger motor. You are only upset if you buy the smaller motor and wish you would have bought the bigger one now that you have a chance. As far as brands, I would stick to a Mercury or Yamaha 4-stroke! You will save plenty in gas money alone by getting the 4-stroke. Hondas are good to I guess, but remember that you had the opportunity to put whatever you wanted on it at one point. Remember that when you are cussing out your motor when the fish are biting or the waves are treacherous. You want to keep fishing fun, not stuck in the garage while all your buddies catch all the fish. It also comes down to safety, which is a good pitch to your wife :chuckle: You do not want to be stranded in your boat with your kids on a terrible day.

Hope this helped! Attached is a super blurry catalog of the estimated max HP. It says 175 HP for a 19 ft and 125 HP for a 17 ft in the year 2000.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: update-May 06
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 16, 2019, 06:58:48 PM
Just wanted to say thank you to all who responded so far. Restoration has been delayed by weather as I don't have covered space.  I'm still  searching for a good 4 stroke. Biggest decent motor I found is a 2011 yamaha 4 stroke for 5500 dollars. I am hoping to find a 150 HP. So if you know someone re-powering hook your brother up.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: updated-22 May 2019
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 22, 2019, 06:27:41 AM

Finally found an outboard :).  2017 Yamaha 115 hp w/ hydraulic steering. Its a little small than what I wanted but im hoping its enough to push the boat around for fishing the sound and occasional tubing with the kids.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Crunchy on May 22, 2019, 07:30:38 AM
It will be plenty fine.  I used to tow my kids around easily with my 90hp.  I fish the sound ALOT and a 115 is more than enough. 
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Stein on May 22, 2019, 07:57:00 AM
It will be plenty fine.  I used to tow my kids around easily with my 90hp.  I fish the sound ALOT and a 115 is more than enough.

 :yeah:

I was tied to the dock at a rediculous time on the shrimp opener waiting for the crew to show up and I was amazed at the number of huge hp boats going out.  The number of 200s on soft top 18-20' really blew my mind.  It looked like the PNW bass circuit on salt.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Crunchy on May 22, 2019, 08:34:54 AM
My last trip I was approaching the dock to pull out.  An older gentlemen was launching his boat.  Whoever was driving pulled off after launching the boat, and drove the truck and trailer homeward.  Probably to avoid the launch fee.  I walked to my truck backed down the launch and pulled my boat onto the trailer.  As I was driving up the ramp the old guy who didnt speak English well asked to borrow my cell phone.  Said he had an emergency.  I stopped at the end of the ramp. Got out and let him use my phone.  He just bought the older boat, and there was no plug in it.  Water coming in fast.  He didnt think he had a bilge pump, and no keys for the boat, and his friend was on his way home with the trailer lol.  I gave him my extra boat plug but he didnt know where it went.  I wasnt going to get wet to figure it out for him, so we dragged the boat onto the launch and waited for his friend to get back.  I pointed out his bilge pump which worked but water was coming in as fast as it was going out.  When he friend came back with the trailer, the tide had dropped another foot or so lol.  Three of us worked for 15 minutes to get the boat back into the water so it could get on the trailer.  I left quickly, as I didnt think it was going to get any better getting the boat on the trailer and up the ramp.  So no keys, no plug, no idea of bilge pump, no cell phone.  What could go wrong....
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: updated-22 May 2019
Post by: MADMAX on May 22, 2019, 10:07:20 AM

Finally found an outboard :).  2017 Yamaha 115 hp w/ hydraulic steering. Its a little small than what I wanted but im hoping its enough to push the boat around for fishing the sound and occasional tubing with the kids.

Just make sure you do not use ethanol gas

Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: blackpowderhunter on May 22, 2019, 11:55:03 AM
My last trip I was approaching the dock to pull out.  An older gentlemen was launching his boat.  Whoever was driving pulled off after launching the boat, and drove the truck and trailer homeward.  Probably to avoid the launch fee.  I walked to my truck backed down the launch and pulled my boat onto the trailer.  As I was driving up the ramp the old guy who didnt speak English well asked to borrow my cell phone.  Said he had an emergency.  I stopped at the end of the ramp. Got out and let him use my phone.  He just bought the older boat, and there was no plug in it.  Water coming in fast.  He didnt think he had a bilge pump, and no keys for the boat, and his friend was on his way home with the trailer lol.  I gave him my extra boat plug but he didnt know where it went.  I wasnt going to get wet to figure it out for him, so we dragged the boat onto the launch and waited for his friend to get back.  I pointed out his bilge pump which worked but water was coming in as fast as it was going out.  When he friend came back with the trailer, the tide had dropped another foot or so lol.  Three of us worked for 15 minutes to get the boat back into the water so it could get on the trailer.  I left quickly, as I didnt think it was going to get any better getting the boat on the trailer and up the ramp.  So no keys, no plug, no idea of bilge pump, no cell phone.  What could go wrong....
when my uncle launched at everett for shrimp on the saturday, there were two kids walking around the launch and up the line to launch asking if anyone had a spare plug.
i have a plug in my truck glove box, one in my boat glove box, and the primary one that hangs on a little rope on the back of the boat when it's not actually in the boat.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: BDildine on May 22, 2019, 12:03:55 PM
my boat dont leave the driveway until the plug is in and tight
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Crunchy on May 22, 2019, 12:55:19 PM
Its a mistake you make only once.  Left mine out before.  Tied up to the dock.  Parked my truck and came back to 2 inches of water on the rear deck.  Grabbed plug and pushed it in real quick.  Bilge pump took care of the rest.  Took 10 minutes to pump all the water out.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 22, 2019, 01:21:22 PM
New to me Outboard. :tup: Now I need a cherry picker...😆
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: blackpowderhunter on May 22, 2019, 08:41:52 PM
New to me Outboard. :tup: Now I need a cherry picker...😆
got a buddy with one in maple valley if you need to borrow one  :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: blackpowderhunter on May 22, 2019, 08:43:23 PM
Its a mistake you make only once.  Left mine out before.  Tied up to the dock.  Parked my truck and came back to 2 inches of water on the rear deck.  Grabbed plug and pushed it in real quick.  Bilge pump took care of the rest.  Took 10 minutes to pump all the water out.
yup...once after rebuilding the carb we took it down to dunk it in the lake and check some stuff.  slide it off the trailer, park the truck, look in the cup holder...............drain plug.
ran down and jumped in the water to stop the bleeding and put it back on the trailer to drain.
i don't like to tell the story, but my wife sure does.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Crunchy on May 22, 2019, 08:46:46 PM
I was  lucky.  I can reach mine from inside the boat.  Arm just gets a little wet.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Stein on May 22, 2019, 09:52:39 PM
There are two kinds of boaters.....


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Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: snarkybull on May 23, 2019, 05:25:58 PM
hahaha I love forgot the plug stories.  I rebuilt the transom on my fiberglass boat last year.  I put in two garboard plugs....one on each side where they meet in the middle.  Theoretically, if I ever forget it I can do it from the inside, cause I sure as heck can't reach it on the outside.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: BIGMIKE on May 23, 2019, 10:12:26 PM
I was wondering if there suppose to be a hose attachef to here? Finally got a wood stand built, acquired a cherry picker and i want to make sure that outboard is 100% before mounting it on the boat.
Title: Re: 2019 Boat Restoration: Outboard 22 May 2019
Post by: Crunchy on May 23, 2019, 10:24:10 PM
Hard to tell from that picture but should be able to find out here if you know the specs on the motor.

https://www.boats.net/catalog/yamaha/outboard-by-year/2006-and-later/115hp