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 Posted: Mon Dec 25th, 2017 11:07 pm
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Hi all,

So I got my first cabin boat for fishing estauries. Very old 80's model. Gets the job one. Got an 75 Yam on the back. Works fine, but has no T/T.

So when it comes to tilting back breaker or impossible in some conditions. The crab pins also had better life....getting stuck even after adjustments.

When the clips dont grab I dont have reverse.

Anyway navigating shallow water to be avoided as tilting not easily possible.

So where am I heading with this.

I would like trim and tilt. Do I sell motor and try to find motor in and around same year with trim and tikt that will not cause me to pay in too much after current Yam is sold?

I dont have the luxury of cash lying around.

CMC T/T will set me back around 13500 to 15000 and I dont see that as an option due to cash flow.

The option of selling and giving me some return seems the only way out? What motors to look at? any ideas?

Happy fishing::tight:

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 12:01 am
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Motors are costly in the first place.
  • Estuary and rivers you don't want to be hammering all the way to the other side in any case ~ look for a smaller motor like a 25 up to a 40 Mariner, which are very reliable and very tough motors.
  • A trim tilt feature is nice but costly, and probably not availiable in smaller motors ( i could be wrong)
  • Smaller motor means easier on/off the boat when you want to store it or whatever.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 10:59 am
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Fitting T&T is expensive and to my mind, not really practical unless you have a relatively expensive motor that you'd lose money on if you sold it.

If it were me, I'd sell the Yam and buy a decent used motor with T&T. As Psy says, go smaller if budget dictates.

And BTW, you get T&T all the way down to 20hp... I have it on my DF20 :cool:

Last edited on Wed Dec 27th, 2017 11:00 am by Limpopoking

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 02:35 pm
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Sell your motor and buy a 40 or 50 yamaha with t&t

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 03:06 pm
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Thanks for the advice. The Yam is so thirsty.......and I mean thirsty.....

Would the 40hp or 50 easily put boat on plane?

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 03:18 pm
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NISMOnator wrote:
Thanks for the advice. The Yam is so thirsty.......and I mean thirsty.....

Would the 40hp or 50 easily put boat on plane?

::slr::


What hull is it? If you don't know, post a pic.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 06:26 pm
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NISMOnator wrote: Thanks for the advice. The Yam is so thirsty.......and I mean thirsty.....

Would the 40hp or 50 easily put boat on plane?

::slr::

What do you mean by thirsty? 1 l/nm would be about par.
check also what pitch propeller you are running
If you can try to weight boat and trailer and compare the specs.

depending on weight and hull a 50 should get you to plane

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 08:58 pm
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Thentrailer rating is 750kg max.

The boat is a 1981 Cabin boat done by El Shaddai according to mu knowledge. 4.55 Meter in length

The 75 brings it to plane very quickly. The boat has a V hull.

See picture.

I have not checked what I am getting per nm, but it is a 1981 model and the previous owner went throughnseveral props. Current prop is damaged and has a wobble on it.

This will propably add to the consumption issue or not help. First season with boat. Finding it thirsty.....very. I had an 84 model 150 Yam V6. if I filled the 85 ~ 90 litre tank went down to pond which is about 35 km or maybe more. And back. Tank is very low. Less than qaurter.

Its like choosing bait or fuel. Or little bait and little fuel. Lets row back....:X

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 09:29 pm
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At 4.5m, a 50 should get it onto the plane relatively easily provided the hull is not holding water.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 28th, 2017 12:59 am
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40-50 aint gonna make it to the plane...
it just looks too heavy from what we can see.

obviously you say cash flow is a problem.
then rather make a plan.
getting a proper motor with t & t could set you back quite a few pennies.

rather make a plan, by using a cable or chain, something to prevent the motor from coming up in reverse.

you say it is used in estuaries so then a t &t might be a nice to have.

good luck in your search.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 28th, 2017 06:37 pm
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I had a 4.5m skivee that had a 60Hp Merc on it when I bought it. I found it to be dangerously overpowered. I replaced it with a beautiful little T&T 40Hp Suzuki and it was a massive improvement, hopping up on the plane within a few seconds. The boat did not have a cabin on it but with a 50hp, you have 25% more Hp than I had... I'm sure it would adequately compensate for the additional weight.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 10th, 2018 01:12 pm
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I have had various inputs, but my local boatshop believes a 60 Bigfoot is the way to go?

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