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Old 07-30-2015, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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repower 2001 no liner waterman

so if I wanted to repower with a new outboard, what would be the recommendation? Nothing is going to be at 114 lbs like the old 25 merc and I would like more speed anyway. In a short shaft motor what is the best balance between too much weight on the transom and getting a little more speed out of this skiff? Tiller skiff btw.

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Tohatsu 40hp or 50hp TLDI short shaft is a great choice.. They weigh 195lbs, but the Waterman handles it fine. You'll see speeds around 36 to 38mph and your skiff will only draft about 1/2" more.. The TLDI gets better fuel mileage than the 25hp Merc too! A Honda 40hp or 50hp weighs 214lbs and I know several guys running them on their 16's.. They like them..

Icarus on this forum has a Honda 50 on his Whip 16'.. May want to hail him..
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It looks like only Tohatsu and Mercury make 40hp and up short shafts any more. Since the 40 and 50 Tohatsu's weigh the same I guess the 50 is the smart choice. I am leaning towards the 50 TLDI over the 50 Tohatsu 4 stroke model, what do you think? And thanks for the response.

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Tohatsu 40hp or 50hp TLDI short shaft is a great choice.. They weigh 195lbs, but the Waterman handles it fine. You'll see speeds around 36 to 38mph and your skiff will only draft about 1/2" more.. The TLDI gets better fuel mileage than the 25hp Merc too! A Honda 40hp or 50hp weighs 214lbs and I know several guys running them on their 16's.. They like them..

Icarus on this forum has a Honda 50 on his Whip 16'.. May want to hail him..

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Tohatsu 40hp or 50hp TLDI short shaft is a great choice.. They weigh 195lbs, but the Waterman handles it fine. You'll see speeds around 36 to 38mph and your skiff will only draft about 1/2" more.. The TLDI gets better fuel mileage than the 25hp Merc too! A Honda 40hp or 50hp weighs 214lbs and I know several guys running them on their 16's.. They like them..

Icarus on this forum has a Honda 50 on his Whip 16'.. May want to hail him..
Feel free to give me a shout anytime. Or if you want to do a test run with the Honda I would be happy to get you out for some redfishing.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I put a 50 4 stroke Tohatsu on my Whipray 16 in May. Love it. I've owned the TLDI model also and loved those. Now that their 4 strokes are EFI they rock.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Beautiful Whipray! Can't wait to get mine all finished so I can post some pics!
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Another angle with the new 50 tohatsu 4 stroke
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Picking up the TLDI this Saturday. I spent all day last Saturday wet sanding, buffing and waxing this thing. Had faded badly to a whitish color. sanded 4 times with different grit papers, machine buffed with heavy duty rubbing compound and then again with Finesse-It. One coat of Starbrite Marine Polish with PTFE and then 3 coats of Collonite Fleet Wax. Was a long day.


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Looking good. Post some more
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Trailer before. I don't think they were using the dry launch method :***: From the wheels back was a mess.


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