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    Thread: Challenge: Help me find a new/used outboard

    1. Banned StormChaser's Avatar
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      06-07-2012 04:44 PM #1
      Starting to look at replacement engines for my 1958 Mohawk 14 runabout.


      ^The white one.

      The challenge comes in with weight. She can't take much (if any) more weight at the stern. The current engine is a 1975 Johnson 50, coming in at about 180 pounds from what I've found online (but question). I'd LIKE to get a 60-70hp engine. Clearly with the weight restriction, it needs to be a 2-stoke. But even the 2010 Yamaha 70 2-stoke comes in at close to 230 pounds. And the 50 comes in at 189.

      So..the needs:
      - Under 225 pounds
      - 50-75 hp, 60-70 is ideal
      - Remote (non-tiller) controls
      - Electric start
      - Reliable, easy to start (so wife an take it out without being nervous about being stranded)

      Wants:
      - Under 200 pounds
      - Power tilt & trim
      - Easy parts availability


      I'm in the research phase, no need to buy today.
      Last edited by StormChaser; 06-21-2012 at 01:51 PM.

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