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    Another project done. Really happy with this one. Only thing not showing in this picture is the Panther T4 remote steering installation, but that was easy. See sig below for album.

    Cheers

    Gary,

    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/699815=29302-IMG_1739.JPG[/img]

  • #2
    Looks good Gary

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    • #3
      So just for those interested, I took the boat out today during a dead calm day, slack tide to test for speed and efficiency. Top speed is 4.3 Kts which is a bit disappointing. I was hopping for 6 Kts. Also, I'm not running any faster than with my 2005 Mercury 15PH 4 stroke either. I can feel the torque of the prop when accelerating right away as compared to the regular outboard which took a litter longer to get to full speed. Nice engine though, the 25" stays deep in the water so I'll have less trouble with the prop popping out in wavy conditions. Also, with the Panther remote, boat runs on a dime. The Garelick bracket also works great, it's the 15.5" model, very heavy duty but easy to get up and down. Last thing I need to do is figure a way to interface the Panther remote steer to the bow thruster wireless transmitter so I can ditch the wire.

      Gary

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      • #4
        garball wrote:
        So just for those interested, I took the boat out today during a dead calm day, slack tide to test for speed and efficiency. Top speed is 4.3 Kts which is a bit disappointing. I was hopping for 6 Kts. Also, I'm not running any faster than with my 2005 Mercury 15PH 4 stroke either. I can feel the torque of the prop when accelerating right away as compared to the regular outboard which took a litter longer to get to full speed. Nice engine though, the 25" stays deep in the water so I'll have less trouble with the prop popping out in wavy conditions. Also, with the Panther remote, boat runs on a dime. The Garelick bracket also works great, it's the 15.5" model, very heavy duty but easy to get up and down. Last thing I need to do is figure a way to interface the Panther remote steer to the bow thruster wireless transmitter so I can ditch the wire.

        Gary
        Very nice! Do you have the part number for the Garelick bracket?

        Absolutely I'm interested. One day I may need to replace my 1973 25hp Johnson 2 stroke and I wanted to go with as small a 4 stroke, high thrust motor as I can. The problem is of course the weight hanging off a bracket. Is your 15 HP 4 stroke Mercury high thrust?

        I think 4.3 knots for a 9.9 is remarkable for a boat that heavy. I afraid though with any current and or wind you might not have enough power to control the boat. Please post either way.

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        • #5
          Nice clean looking install.

          Where did you find the waterpoof cover for the cables going through the transom, been looking for one similar to that.,

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          • #6
            Fish-a-Palooza wrote:
            Very nice! Do you have the part number for the Garelick bracket?

            Absolutely I'm interested. One day I may need to replace my 1973 25hp Johnson 2 stroke and I wanted to go with as small a 4 stroke, high thrust motor as I can. The problem is of course the weight hanging off a bracket. Is your 15 HP 4 stroke Mercury high thrust?

            I think 4.3 knots for a 9.9 is remarkable for a boat that heavy. I afraid though with any current and or wind you might not have enough power to control the boat. Please post either way.
            It's 71091. Probably right about wind and current so we'll see.

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            • #7
              keithjabber wrote:
              Nice clean looking install.

              Where did you find the waterpoof cover for the cables going through the transom, been looking for one similar to that.,
              It's SeaDog line part number 521655 called a Motor well boot.

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              • #8
                Once again, VERY nice job! I'm impressed by the speed you were able to attain with 9.9 horsepower. This gives me more confidence with respect to the ability of the 48 horsepower engine I'm repowering with to push my boat at decent speeds.

                The Panther setup is impressive. I've received a lot of positive feedback about it from several people as well as my mechanic.

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                • #9
                  Nice work !

                  Here similar baseline but with an old 2 stroke

                  you can upgrade the most Yam 9,9's to 15, having pretty good power/weight-ratio (old 2 strokes especially)

                  Could be bigger as well

                  Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/701768=29450-2012-06-22-273.jpg[/img]

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                  • #10
                    Fish-a-Palooza wrote:
                    Very nice! Do you have the part number for the Garelick bracket?

                    Absolutely I'm interested. One day I may need to replace my 1973 25hp Johnson 2 stroke and I wanted to go with as small a 4 stroke, high thrust motor as I can. The problem is of course the weight hanging off a bracket. Is your 15 HP 4 stroke Mercury high thrust?

                    I think 4.3 knots for a 9.9 is remarkable for a boat that heavy. I afraid though with any current and or wind you might not have enough power to control the boat. Please post either way.
                    Did I say one day??? I guess I never should have talked about replacing her. Turns out my old workhorse (actually a 1975) finally gave up the ghost last Thursday so I installed my 9.9 Yamaha high thrust today and will be giving it a go this Thursday.

                    I'll post what I get for speed.nthego:

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                    • #11
                      I went out yesterday with the new Kicker, calm water, wind at my back and got 4.5 mph on the GPS. I'll get to test it next Thursday as a trolling motor but seems like it will do OK.

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                      • #12
                        Final opinion; The Yamaha did a better job than my old 25 hp Johnson. That high thrust flat prop really makes a difference.

                        Went out yesterday and trolled the Westside of Possession Bar North to South with a pretty good current on an outgoing tide, wind out of the West at 15mph, and wind waves 1-2 ft.

                        I don't know if I would want to rely on this motor to get me back from any distance but it should be enough to keep me from drifting onto the rocks and provide steerage long enough to drop an anchor should my main go out.

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