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camronb
05-26-2009, 12:42 PM
Hello
I am looking at buying a different motor to put on this boat. Right now it has a 50hp Force and I found a excellent deal on a 1973 Mercury Thunderbolt 800 80HP motor with all controls but I want to make sure that this motor is not to big for the boat. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

daves69
05-27-2009, 08:12 PM
Your boat should have a max hp and weight rating plaque or sticker on it.
Also check that your transom height is acceptable for the old motor.

camronb
05-27-2009, 10:11 PM
ok what if the max horse power is exceeded but the weight is not?

daves69
05-28-2009, 05:24 PM
Thats max safe HP for the boat.
Weight is a separate issue.

gonzo25
05-28-2009, 06:26 PM
what is wrong with the force motor? are you selling it? how much?