Re-powering referral

Jun 10, 2004
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Jamul
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used to fish
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17 Aquasport
I am looking for a referral in San Diego to re-power my 17' Aquasport skiff with 2 new Yamaha 55 HP's to replace the 1979 Johnson 2 strokes. Anyone have a suggestion? Should I drop down to twin 50's to offset the heavier motors? Are the new 55hp 4 strokes more powerful than the old 2 strokes?
 
Jun 10, 2004
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Jamul
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used to fish
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17 Aquasport
Im going to have to drop 10HP then since her range is 90-115HP or convert to a single.

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Tesoro

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Chris
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21 Arima Ranger 'HogFish'
Those motors look cherry for the age. Considering the choke hold on new engines and no discounting I would put some money in those and run them for another year at least. at least put on some new powerpacks and plug wires if you have done all the other servicing.
 
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Slater

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covert to single, no reason to have twins on that thing....
will just add cost of have to buy 2....
 
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