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 Post subject: Would you trade?
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 15:13 
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I have a very good running 88 Johnson 9.9 with e start. But I keep feeling that my boat is a little under powered. I have found a dealer/mechanic that has an 88 Evinrude 15, but it's not e start, he says he would do an even trade. Provided that it is in as good shape as the 9.9 would you give up the e start to get a bigger motor? My boat is a 14ft v hull rated up to 24hp (1967 crestliner).



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 Post subject: Re: Would you trade?
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 17:37 
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Idk if your going to notice that much more boost from a 15
To make it worth it. Look for a 20.


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 Post subject: Would you trade?
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 19:29 
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That was kinda of my thoughts



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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 19:44 
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I love my electric start I don't think I ever want to go back to a pull start. It is nice to have the pull start as a back up if your battery dies or starter goes bad.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 19:51 
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I have a 25hp on my 14ft mirro craft if you can find a 25hp or 20hp I would go with that I don't think 5hp would make enough difference. But you know what they say " no matter what HP you get you will always want more". My 25hp will push my boat at a solid 20mph with 2 good sized guys and my dog full has tank. It will jump up on plane with in a few boat lengths. With just me and the dog it will plane even faster. I'm glad I didn't go with a 15hp I up graded from a 7.5hp. Feels like a speed boat. lol more power =more

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 20:21 
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That's nice, my 9.9 will push my boat pretty good, and most of the lakes I fish are no wake anyhow. But I'd like to be able to plane out without having to lean forward and crouch down. That's why I'm thinking a bigger motor, but yeah, the e start is so nice that I'd probably rather go bigger than the minimal gain from a 15. I was intrigued by the even swap offer on an Evinrude of the same year in just as good running condition, but damn that e start is nice.



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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 21:35 
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Similar story....many years ago.

Went to a dealer who I knew and respected. Had the same issues. Small motor, wanted to buy a NEW larger motor because I couldn't get her on plane quickly.

(Sound familiar??)

He said...Nope....he sold me a hydrofoil for $35.00 Solved my planing issues without buying a new motor. Honest dealer who I proceeded to use for the next half dozen years while I lived up there.

Since that experience, I have learned that Smart TABS would have been EVEN BETTER than the Hydrofoil. But, the facts are that my issue was solved without buying a bigger motor.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 21:53 
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richg99 wrote:
Similar story....many years ago.

Went to a dealer who I knew and respected. Had the same issues. Small motor, wanted to buy a NEW larger motor because I couldn't get her on plane quickly.

(Sound familiar??)

He said...Nope....he sold me a hydrofoil for $35.00 Solved my planing issues without buying a new motor. Honest dealer who I proceeded to use for the next half dozen years while I lived up there.

Since that experience, I have learned that Smart TABS would have been EVEN BETTER than the Hydrofoil. But, the facts are that my issue was solved without buying a bigger motor.

richg99


Thank you! I have looked and researched this for 2 days and I've seen more people say they aren't worth it for such a small motor, but the whole time I've though why not?! There is a set on Craigslist here for $15..
May try that before anything



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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 22:27 
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I am not saying that the hydrofoil won't help. Heck, for $15.00 I'd give it a try.

But, even if it works very well ( I hope that it does) ....& before you think that you've got your boat to its best possible setup...do go to the Smart Tabs website and watch the video(s). I've put them on 3 boats... so, I guess, I think they are super.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 23:54 
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richg99 wrote:
I am not saying that the hydrofoil won't help. Heck, for $15.00 I'd give it a try.

But, even if it works very well ( I hope that it does) ....& before you think that you've got your boat to its best possible setup...do go to the Smart Tabs website and watch the video(s). I've put them on 3 boats... so, I guess, I think they are super.

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You think it's worth it on a small 14ft v hull?



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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 06:50 
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I think my issue was on a 14 ft Carolina Skiff.

Presume you've already moved weight around to balance her?

5 gallon buckets of water weigh about 40 pounds each. richg99



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i had a foil on my 20hp fourstroke. did not make much difference. i took it off and gained 3 mph on top end. and yes you will always want more



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If my boat wouldn't quite get up on plane, I might consider giving up the e start for the extra 5hp in order to get on plane. But since yours gets on plane, I'd probably stick with the e start and look for something with an added 10-15 hp over what you have now if you're going to look for more power.



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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 10:04 
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I take it there are no 10hp restricted lakes in your area that you have any intention of visiting? 9.9 gets you in pretty much everywhere that allows a gas motor.



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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 12:01 
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Yep. Foils have been known to lower speeds.

Tabs, (any tabs), on the other hand do not kill speed. They do maximize the slow speeds with which you can plane; stop porpoising; get you up on plane quicker, and smooth the ride. Guess I like them, huh!

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