Motor size for war eagle

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  1. wingmatt

    wingmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep. Great, lightweight outboard! :)
     
  2. BobGlover

    BobGlover Senior Refuge Member

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    I've got a Polarcraft 1751 with a 50 hp Tohatsu TLDI and wouldn't want any more motor.
     
  3. jbrown

    jbrown Elite Refuge Member

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    My buddy runs a 60 tiller on his, it does a good job duck hunting 3 men and a dog. But, Ive always liked to have more power than I needed.
     
  4. River Duck

    River Duck Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Went with the Yamaha F70. Yamaha is offering a rebate deal this month, now is a good time to save a few coins on a new one
     
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  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Great choice, you'll have more than enough power with that engine.:yes:tu
     
  6. River Duck

    River Duck Refuge Member

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    Well got it mounted and payed for this week so took it out for the maiden voyage yesterday.

    After the painfully slow break in process recommended by Yamaha, 1 hour at 2000 rpm and then another hour at about half throttle, I finally got to lay into it. Topped out at 43 mph with 2 people in the boat, that's as fast as I need to go!

    Can't say enough about how pleased I am with it. The thing is so smooth and quiet it's unreal. And very responsive when you touch the throttle. I've never had a outboard that I could feel the power, this one has it. Highly recommend to anyone!
     
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    Rangerbob Senior Refuge Member

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    :tu
     
  8. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    What kind of price tag would one of those go for these days?

    I'm curious as I think my 03 40 2 stroke was $3500 or so.
     
  9. River Duck

    River Duck Refuge Member

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    $7100 for the 70 horse. I've heard a hundred bucks a horse and that's about what it shook out to. Hope it lasts me for many years. I've never been a guy that would buy new on something like that but I'm satisfied and the wife didn't kill me so all is well I suppose!
     
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  10. how45hard

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    Is that the installed price?
     

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