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Hell's Bay Darkside Association Thread, 2000 Whipray Restoration in TribeNwater Boats; Originally Posted by bonefishorbust Mercury 40 and 60 HP 4 strokes weigh 260 lbs Honda 40/50 four strokes weigh 214, ...
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:51 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Mercury 40 and 60 HP 4 strokes weigh 260 lbs
Honda 40/50 four strokes weigh 214, 60 weighs 239
Suzuki 40/50 and 60 weigh 229

For 15 lbs, if you are going with the 20" shaft, I would probably like the extra power and lower rpm at cruising speed with the Suzuki. (I don't work for Suzuki or get any benefit from them for this comment). If you care about those 15 lbs, maybe go with the 50 honda.
What skiff did he have the 60 Suzuki on? I have certainly considered the Suzuki for those exact reasons. However, having fished out of a very similar Whipray with a 215 pound motor on the back I would prefer to not go up in weight.
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'99 whipray 16 side console. He is in Islamorada and goes all over Florida Bay...and fishes very skinny water. Tohatsu has a 50 hp 4 stroke in the 15 inch shaft that weighs 209.

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Old 08-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #113 (permalink)
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The Mercury 15" 40hp 4 stroke does not weigh 260lbs. I had a Mercury 40hp 4-stroke, 20" shaft with PTT and it weighed 218lbs. I have a Mercury 60hp on my 18' Waterman and it weighs 248lbs.

I would bet that a 2014 40hp 4 stroke in a 15" shaft would weigh in between 210 and 220lbs.

The Mercury "Bigfoot" or "Command Thrust" 60hp weighs 260lb, but you do not want that lower unit anyways.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:52 PM   #114 (permalink)
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The dry weight of the merc 40 4 stroke is 204 lbs. BTW, a friend of mine sells Tohatsu. He says to stay away from their 4 strokes but loves the TLDI models. Chris should chime in on the advantages and disadvantages of putting a 20 inch shaft on the whip. Why change out the design when the original works just fine. I'd stick with the 15 inch. My .02.
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The Mercury 15" 40hp 4 stroke does not weigh 260lbs. I had a Mercury 40hp 4-stroke, 20" shaft with PTT and it weighed 218lbs. I have a Mercury 60hp on my 18' Waterman and it weighs 248lbs.

I would bet that a 2014 40hp 4 stroke in a 15" shaft would weigh in between 210 and 220lbs.

The Mercury "Bigfoot" or "Command Thrust" 60hp weighs 260lb, but you do not want that lower unit anyways.
The Mercury 40hp short shaft (15") weighs in at 216 once the power trim and tilt has been added.
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Thanks for the correction. I probably was looking at the big foot trying to respond quickly before getting back to work.
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I was at Jonathan's yesterday and saw your skiff. The hull looks factory new. Sorry we couldn't meet up today. Taking the family to The Space Center.
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I was at Jonathan's yesterday and saw your skiff. The hull looks factory new. Sorry we couldn't meet up today. Taking the family to The Space Center.
I am looking forward to checking out your skiff as well. I will be heading down over the next couple of days and will snap some photos of your skiff for you while I am there as well.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:01 AM   #119 (permalink)
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The guys at bluepoint finished the platform fabrication on Friday. I am very happy to say that the skiff is back at Glasser Boatworks and that the restoration process will resume again next week.
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Jonathan, picked up the new gas tank this morning from Bluepoint. Now the tank will go off to be powder coated. [IMG][/IMG]
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