08-20-2008, 08:18 AM
wondering if anyone has any info or feedback on this motor. There is a used boat with this motor on it for a pretty decent price. I am new to the boating world and this will be my first boat so wondering if you guys can help me out here. Any feedback is appreciated.
08-20-2008, 10:49 AM
Haven't run that particular motor.
Not sure what you are looking for ... dependability? Performance?
I run a Yarcraft 1781 BT with a 60 mariner w/ SS prop, 3 batteries, front and rear TM, gear, 33gal gas tank and depending on load / conditions can get 34 - 35 MPH GPS on good days.
This is definately enough for me and depending on the boat could be for you.
At least the economics for fuel is nice with this size motor.
08-20-2008, 11:50 AM
yeah I guess just any experience with a similar motor. Sometimes you just hear about years of motors that lemons or what years to avoid on motors etc. Like I said this is my first go around and just trying to learn as much as possible. That info about speed etc was helpful too thanks.
08-20-2008, 01:05 PM
I have that exact motor. My motor has 735 hours and I only had one problem. The neutral safety switch failed, the motor would not start, it was replaced under warranty. I believe 2005 was the last year that motor was built in the US, they are now built in China. I really like the motor, it's quiet ( I have a tiller), it doesn't smoke, the fuel economy is much better than my carbed 2 stroke 40 and it starts in all kinds of weather with absolutley no issues. It's not the fastest boat and motor combination, 16 1/2 foot Alumacraft but I can get 34-35 MPH by myself and I just had it up to 29.6 mph with 4 adults and one 95 pound dog. I've been very pleased with the motor, I don't have any intention of replacing it anytime soon and it has served me well. Good luck with your decision.
08-20-2008, 02:49 PM
The 2007 was the first China motor. I have a 40 hp, no problems as of yet.
08-20-2008, 03:27 PM
I had a 2006 60 hp 4 stk efi tiller. The first one I had cracked a rocker arm around the 40 hr mark.. Merc gave me a brand new engine because the rocker arms were torqued down to the wrong specs. I had a new engine on my boat and back in my possesion in a day and a half... Super quiet, awesome on gas, smooth, no smoke, started in the coldest weather with no problems. One I got a new engine I loved it and would highly recommend itr to anyone. I had it on a 16 ft lund explorer tiller. 35 mph wot. Good holeshot. buy it:cheers:
08-21-2008, 04:49 AM
This is my 4th season running a 2005 Merc EFI 4-s 60hp tiller on my Alumacraft175T. I have found it an awesome motor-- sips fuel, quiet, no smoke, always starts and I fish rivers in Michigan into January, fair hole shot, and speed fine for me (WOT = 34mph for a boat load est to be 2300lbs and low 750rpm= 1.5mph.
08-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Nav 165, what hole is your motor mounted on and what pitch prop? I have no issues with this motor as well
08-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Buy it. I have an 04 on my 1800 Lund Alaskan, allways starts, good on gas, use it duck hunting also and will start right up in sub freezing weather.
08-22-2008, 10:36 AM
I bought a 05 this year and put it on a 18' Lund. Runs smooth & efficient and trolls down to about 1.6 mph. So far it's got a little over 30 hrs on it so can't give long term reply. So far so good... & smart craft gauge says I 'm burning .1 tenths per hr while trolling and it seems to sip fuel otherwise.
08-28-2008, 08:51 AM
I have a 2006 50 on a 16 1/2 Sylvan. I don't have a lot of hours yet but have been very happy with the performance so far. Great on gas and trolls slow and smooth.